Decatur Crime Prevention Seminar Nov. 20

Posted by November 12, 2013

The Decatur Police Department is offering a presentation from the National Crime Prevention Task Force 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Decatur Recreation Center.

The event is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call 678/553-6613 or email Sgt. Jennifer Ross at The seminar is restricted to adults 18 and over.

Here’s information provided by Sgt. Jennifer Ross, spokeswoman for the Decatur police:

Please join us for a comprehensive 1-hour presentation from The National Crime Prevention Task Force to learn the answers to these questions and more.

How can your security system be disarmed?

How can a criminal obtain a key to your home?
What should you do if approached by someone in a parking lot?
How do criminals get access to your office during working hours?
What makes you an attractive target to a criminal?
What two things make women an easy and attractive target?

What should you do if a stranger gets in your car?
Where do most carjackings take place?
What is the biggest mistake we make while shopping?
Holiday tips to reduce crime to you and your home?

 All of the highly trained instructors at The National Crime Prevention Task Force are crime prevention specialists, who receive continuous training and constantly research and evaluate current crime trends. Their research assists them in developing the best and most effective crime prevention tactics and procedures applicable to today’s lifestyle, and in eliminating outdated tactics that could prove to be dangerous in today’s world.

National Crime Prevention Task Force’s Street Smart Seminar is designed to educate in areas relating to crime prevention, personal safety and awareness. Seminar topics include:

  • Educate you on the most recent crimes, cons, scams and methods of victimization used by today’s criminal, by delving into the criminal’s thought process and informing you as to how and why the criminal selects his or her targets, teaching you the signs and situations to look out for during your daily travels. 
  • Raise your awareness level by discussing some of the common mistakes that we tend to make during our day to day business that make us desirable targets to the criminal. 
  • Teach you preventative methods and techniques related to personal safety and awareness to implement in your everyday life in order to make yourself a less attractive target to a criminal predator. 
  • Instruct you on some simple things that you can do around your own home or apartment relating to existing locks, lights, and security systems as preventative measures against crimes such as burglaries or home invasions. 

Representatives from the Decatur Police Department will be in attendance.


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