OLYMPIA -- The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has expanded its contract with security management firm Setracon, Inc. to provide voluntary, free of charge, on-site security assessments of individual cannabis retailers across Washington State.
Security Assessments Expand Statewide
Following reports of violent break-ins and an LCB-led retail safety forum in March of 2022, the LCB initially contracted with Setracon, Inc. in May of 2022 for retail stores in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties. This program will now expand to serve cannabis retailers statewide.
Setracon provided assessments to retailers in these specific counties in 2022. The initial program was successful, with 40 inquiries from licensees and security assessments provided to 32 cannabis retail stores.
Security Assessments Goal
For cannabis retail stores, choosing to participate is completely voluntary. The goal is to create a positive process to manage security risks at each individual establishment.
Among the services Setracon, Inc. will provide include:
- Working with retailers to assess potential security risks;
- Review criminal threats facing the retailer;
- Evaluate and document present mitigations and suggest solutions for improvement;
Providing retailers with a report of findings.
Retailers interested in a security assessment can sign up on the Setracon website. Participants will need to sign a waiver in order to register, as well as provide the following information:
- Name of Store:
- Full Address:
- Hours of Operation:
- Point of contact Name for the visit:
- Point of contact Email address:
Point of contact Telephone number:
About Setracon, Inc.
Tacoma-based Setracon, Inc. is committed to providing subject matter expertise, consulting, training, and information management services to align risk, resilience, and security solutions with organizational strategies and goals. Due to its industry knowledge, detailed reports, a focus on excellence, collaborative attitude, and a strong reputation for customer service, Setracon enjoys long-term loyalty from many of its clients.