Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department will be introducing a new Crime Prevention and Personal Safety seminar to the City of Takoma Park called Refuse to be a Victim. This seminar will be co-hosted by Crime Prevention Specialist, Janice Hart, of the Front Royal, Virginia, Police Department. If you would like to attend the seminar, it will be held on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, October 26, 2010: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (18 to 59 years of age)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (60 years and older)
in the Council Auditorium on the 2nd floor of the City Building, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland.
Please call Cathy Plevy at 301.891.7142 or e-mail her at Cathyp@takomagov.org to sign up for the seminar. If you leave a message on the phone, please leave your name, address and telephone number. Be sure to include which seminar you will be attending.
If you are going to attend, please sign up now as we will be closing the registration shortly!
Refuse to be a Victim is a seminar that teaches easy to understand methods you can use to increase awareness and prevent criminal confrontation. In just a few hours, you will get the tools you need to develop your own personal safety strategy, including information about:
- The Psychology of the Criminal Mind
- Personal & Technological Security
- Home & Phone Security
- Self-Defense Tools & Training Options
- Automobile & Travel Security
- And more!
Hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement officials across the country have implemented Refuse to be a Victim into their crime prevention and community policing initiatives.
Executive Director of the Virginia Crime Prevention Association states “Everyone should consider the possibility of, and be prepared to defend themselves from, a criminal attack. However, if they have not adopted the proven personal safety routines recommended by Refuse to be a Victim, then they may have surrendered their options of refusing to be a victim of a crime.”
Many ask “What can I do to better protect myself, my family, friends or employees from becoming victimized?” These are the types of questions that men and women ponder prior to attending a Refuse to be a Victim crime prevention and personal safety seminar. A few things you will learn at a Refuse to be a Victim seminar are:
- How to minimize risk of victimization
- How to create a personalized safety plan, before it is needed
- An array of personal safety strategies
From setting up a home defense plan and safe room, to using your Internet Service Provider (ISP) parental control options to block access to adult material and adult chat rooms, the Refuse to be a Victim program has information for everyone.
Seminar participants of every age group are empowered by the information presented in the Refuse to be a Victim seminar. Whether you live in a major metropolitan city, the suburbs, or a one traffic-light rural town, crime prevention preparedness should be something to which you give a good deal of thought. Law enforcement and security experts agree that the best way to reduce one’s chances of victimization is through the development of a personal safety strategy before it is needed.
Develop your own personal safety strategy. Personal safety is not always convenient. You must consciously integrate the options you choose into everyday life until good habits are formed. Remember, criminals prefer easy targets. The more difficult a target you present, the less likely you are to become a victim.
Remember, you can choose to Refuse to be a Victim!