Help Prevent Office Theft

Tips to Prevent Theft While Working in an Office


  • Always let someone know where you'll be - whether it's coming in late, working late, going to the photocopier or mail room, going out to lunch or a meeting.
  • Be discreet. Don't advertise your social life or vacation plans and those of your co-workers to people visiting or calling your place of work.
  • Check the identity of any strangers who are in your office - ask whom they are visiting and if you can help them find that person. If this makes you uncomfortable, inform security or management about your suspicions.
  • If you bring personal items to work, such as a coffee pot, a radio, or a calculator, mark them with your name or initials and an identification number.
  • Keep your purse, wallet, keys, or other valuable items with you at all times or locked in a drawer or closet.
  • Report any broken or flickering lights, dimly lit corridors, doors that don't lock properly, or broken windows. Don't wait for someone else to do it.