Tuesday July 10, 2007
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-3622
It is a wise old saying that rings true, even today. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
When it comes to crime, prevention can be a key to keeping your home and family safe.
“We are trying to make this a safe summer for everyone and that is why Crime Prevention 101 is so important,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D) 24. “We have a new program to continue our efforts to fight criminals before they take advantage of you.”
Crime Prevention 101 will be held on Tuesday, July 24th at the Okolona Fire Station #1, 8501 Preston Highway. It is a focused program from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm with Louisville Metro Police and the Better Business Bureau to teach specific tips to protect your car, your home and your family.
“As many people get ready for summer vacations, how well is your home protected from a break in?” says Flood. “These are things Metro Police can make us more aware of,”
Among the featured speakers for Crime Prevention 101; Major Larry Watkins, Division 7 LMPD, Officer Robin Cook Brink, the Business Liaison for Division 7, Office Robert Duke, the Community Liaison for Division 7 and representatives of the Better Business Bureau.
Crime Prevention 101 will also teach resident show to spot a Meth lab in their neighborhood. The Better Business Bureau will also help you spot a scam on the internet and over the phone.
The first 100 citizens who come to the seminar will receive a Club ID pen to mark personal property. The pens are one per family.
This is the third in a series of public safety workshops the Councilwoman has conducted since the beginning of the year. On April 24th, parents had a chance to learn how to protect their children from online predators. On June 20th, a free women’s self defense seminar showed how to keep from being attacked.
“Too often the criminals know our weaknesses and these workshops are one way of showing them that we can fight back,” says Flood.
For more information about Crime Prevention 101, call Councilwoman Flood’s office at 574-1124.
Madonna Flood (D) 24