Safety plan

A safety plan protects your customers, employees and business.

A good safety plan protects your customers, employees and business.

Here are ideas to think about. Not all questions may apply to your business. Answer all that are relevant. 


  • Contracted security employees
  • Trained, uniformed staff
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Cross-trained bartenders, hosts or servers


  • Days
  • Hours
  • Summer vs. winter
  • Special events at your business or in the city


  • Inside
  • Outside
  • Frequency of rounds


  • Respectful enforcement
  • Escorting off the premises
  • Working in teams

Disorderly customers

  • Rounds
  • Dedicated parking lot security staff
  • Loitering
  • No-admittance List
  • Illegal behaviors
  • Criminal activity

Outside areas

  • Security cameras
  • Lights
  • Enclosures

Valet services

  • Contracted or in-house

Partnership with the local precinct

  • Reporting procedures for incidents, minor and serious

Exit strategies

  • Weeknights
  • Weekends
  • Special events
  • Emergencies

Closing time

  • Escorts
  • Parking lot monitoring
  • Traffic management
  • Protecting customers

Large crowds

  • Party buses
  • Pedal pubs

Check your safety plan a few times each year. Talk to your employees about policies, incidents and updates.

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Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415