Community crime prevention education planned

May 14, 2014 at 12:14 a.m.

The Victoria Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will offer free crime prevention classes.

The classes are directed toward people who want to learn more about crime in Victoria and how to better protect themselves and their property.

Attendees will be taught simple and effective ways to improve their personal security when at home, in the office or out in public, in addition to giving a better understanding of what crimes are occurring in our community.

Upcoming classes include:

Tuesday - Burglary Prevention

Learn how to safeguard your home, vehicle and buildings against would-be burglars. Learn easy, inexpensive and effective ways to secure your property.

May 27 - Active Crime Prevention

Learn how to recognize suspicious activity and when to call 911. Learn how to be more aware and more observant. Learn ways to be proactive in preventing crime and learn how to involve others in stopping crime before it ever happens.

June 10 - Burglary Prevention

July 22 - Active Crime Prevention

All courses will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Victoria Police Department Community Room located in the Victoria Mall, next to Sears.

Attendees may register for the courses by calling the police department's Crime Prevention Unit at 361-485-3808.



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