An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

That statement also holds true when preventing crime. It is far easier to prevent crime than it is to recover from it.

In that spirit, the Victoria Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will soon be providing you an “ounce of prevention” by offering free crime prevention classes open to the public.

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

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

Upcoming Classes:

May 20.  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.      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. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.   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. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.     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.

 

 

July 22. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.    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.

 

All courses are FREE and open to the public.  Citizens may register for the courses by calling the Victoria PD Crime Prevention Unit at 485-3808. Courses are held in the Victoria Police Department Community Room located in Victoria Mall (next to Sears).