EAST ATLANTA — The National Crime Prevention Task Force, an independent task force of present and former law enforcement professionals, is hosting a 6 p.m. Street Smarts seminar on Aug. 19 at the East Atlanta Branch Library, 400 Flat Shoals Ave. SE. This seminar, sponsored in conjunction with District 5 Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, is free and open to the public, but a reservation is required. To make a reservation, please call 404.730.5438.
All of the highly trained instructors at National Crime Prevention 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the best and most effective crime prevention tactics and procedures applicable to today's lifestyle, and in eliminating outdated tactics that could prove to be dangerous in today's world.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 a free, 60-minute seminar, designed to educate the individuals in your company or organization in areas relating to crime prevention and personal safety and awareness. Seminar topics include:
- Educate you and your group 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.
"The Street Smarts seminar has been an effective and informative way to educate citizens about ways to protect themselves from becoming victims of crime,” Archibong said in a statement. “Having this important seminar offered at a location within Council District 5 reinforces our collective commitment to keeping our citizens safe.”
Representatives from the Atlanta Police Department's COPS Unit will be in attendance.