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Does Walgreens have a guard at night?

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Many Walgreens pharmacies have security personnel onsite during nightshift hours to provide protection to guests and employees. These personnel are more likely to be present at Walgreens locations in downtown or high-crime locations.

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In addition to nightshift security guards, Walgreens employs additional security measures to reduce the chance of robberies and violent crimes, including multiple security cameras in the pharmacies and time-delay safes for powerful narcotics such as OxyContin. Time-delay safes act as deterrents to robbery by increasing the amount of time that robbers must wait before acquiring the drugs inside and thereby increasing the risk of capture for potential thieves.

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