Worried about crime in Ponoka and area?

Ponoka's Rural Crime Watch group is hosting a crime prevention seminar for April 18.

Submitted

Reports of break-ins, theft, Internet scams, fraud are just some examples of criminal activity that are becoming familiar topics of conversation these days.

Ponoka Rural Crime Watch would like to help by presenting a Crime Prevention Seminar on April 18 at St. Augustine School at 7:00 p.m.

The facilitator for this presentation is Kerry Sauve, owner of Street Sense Safety. Sauve is a veteran Peace Officer with over four decades of experience working as a Corrections Officer, an Emergency Response Team member and intelligence officer specializing in gangs, organized crime and human trafficking.

His many years of working closely with violent offenders has provided him with a unique look at why crime and predatory behavior occurs.

Sauve feels strongly that training for the average person is needed to give them the ability to recognize, assess and mitigate threats to their safety across all environments. The April 18 presentation will include topics such as: Learning to be a Good Witness, Risk Assessment, Awareness of Your Surroundings, Removal of Potential Threats, Behavioral Profiling, and Avoidance and Evasion in Dangerous Situations.

This presentation is for everyone who is concerned about criminal activity in our area both town and county —and surrounding areas. Those attending can sign up to receive Kerry’s free 186 page Personal Safety Booklet.

Put April 18 on your calendar and join us to learn and share ideas about how to work together to help prevent crime and violence in our community.

For further information, please contact Ponoka Rural Crime Watch at prcwa3@gmail.com or call Maria Lentz, secretary at 403-783-2505.