Avoiding crime 101

| 22/09/2009

(CNS): Following the previous success of its seminar ‘Design out crime’, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is teaming up once again with the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) to offer residents another chance to hear how that can avoid becoming victims of crime. The free crime awareness seminar devised and administered by RCIPS Inspector Anthony White (left), who holds a PhD in Criminal Justice, is a two-hour presentation and aims to increase awareness of crime prevention measures.

The seminar highlight to companies, businesses and home owners what they can do to protect themselves, their customers and their property, and give all Cayman Islands residents some general advice on how to stay safe and protect themselves.

“The last seminar of this kind was very successful and we had some excellent feedback from those attending,” said Inspector White. “We hope that anyone who missed the first round will take advantage of this one.”

The two organisations hope to spread important safety messages and highlight what steps can be taken to help prevent crime from occurring. Although mainly targeted towards the business community and home owners, all members of the community would be sure to benefit from the seminar.

“We know people are concerned about crime and we want to play our part in tackling these important issues,” said UCCI President, Dr. Brian Chapell who has offered university facilities at no cost.

The presentation covers many aspects of ‘designing out crime’ from environmental design to situational crime awareness. Members of the community are encouraged to attend one of two sessions taking place on Saturday, September 26 and there will be no cost to those attending. Additional sessions will be added as necessary to meet demands.

Two sessions are available on Saturday, September 26 at UCCI:  12pm – 2pm and 6pm – 8pm. Residents are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a seat as the event will be open to everybody ona first come, first serve basis.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.


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