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Red Bluff business owners seek tips on safety

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RED BLUFF, Calif. - Business owners looked to law enforcement for advice Thursday morning in Tehama County.

Dentists, dairy farmers, job trainers, therapists, and many more were invited by the Tehama County Employer Advisory Council's meeting with Red Bluff Police Chief Kyle Sanders and Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt.

The Police Chief spoke about crime prevention. Sanders said in 2017, 50 percent of robberies were of businesses. Seeing as there are many more homes than business, that number is high. 

 Sanders suggests that business owners fill out a "letter of agency" form. It gives police the authority to address trespassing issues in the absence of the property owner.

"They're predominantly for when that business is closed and you're not there to make that decision and you are giving us as law enforcement the authority to make that decision for you," Sanders said. "The form will be valid for 12 months and it has to be renewed." These business owners still have the Rancho Tehama mass shooting on their minds. The original plans for the meeting were altered after November's shooting. Business owners requested tips on active shooter situations. 

The Sheriff explained how to stay protected and even went step for step through the day of the Rancho Tehama shooting. 

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