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Sgt. Jennifer Ross, Community Information & Education Officer with the City of Decatur Police Department, shares the following information:

Free 1-hour “Street Smarts Seminar” will be held at the Decatur Recreation Center on November 20th

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the best and most effective crime prevention tactics and procedures applicable to today’s lifestyle, and in eliminating outdated tactics that could prove to be dangerous in today’s world.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.

When:        Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where:       The Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030

Cost:           FREE, but a reservation is required.

Who:          This seminar is open to the public but restricted to adults, 18-years-old and up. 

***To make a reservation, please call 678/553-6613 or email Sgt. Jennifer Ross at jennifer.ross@decaturga.com.

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You may have noticed orange fencing outside the Towne Square condominiums near the intersection of Sycamore and Church. This will be in place until the investigation and repair of a sinkhole is complete. Everyone is encouraged to be cautious as they travel through this area, especially those who pass the site on the Sycamore sidewalk.

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It’s Fire Prevention Week, the perfect opportunity to build a home map, make a family communications plan, and create a “Safety Profile” at www.smart911.com.

A Smart911 Safety Profile asks for life-saving information about yourself, family members, bedroom locations, pet information and more that will automatically display on the 9-1-1 call taker’s screen when you make an emergency call. These details can save valuable seconds or even minutes during an emergency, seconds or minutes that can literally be the difference between life or death.

Smart911 is private and secure, and you control what information is in your profile.FirePreventionWeek 2013

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Happy Halloween!

Have a safe and happy Halloween.

See the Decatur Police Department’s Halloween Safety Tips here.

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