FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 7, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Street Smart and personal safety awareness program at MUW open to
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Ever worried about being carjacked or
becoming the subject of a home invasion? If so, stress no more and
learn how to decrease your chances of becoming a victim.
Officer Bill Cain, with the National Crime Prevention Task Force, will
present a “real world” and practical personal safety awareness program at
Mississippi University for Women Tuesday, Jan. 13.
There will be two sessions, one at 2:30 p.m. and the other at 6 p.m. Both
sessions, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Whitfield
MUW Police Chief Calvin Sellers said, “This is something we feel we should
be doing for faculty, staff, students and the community. We want to
educate people about the common sense measures they can take to protect
The Street Smart Briefing will cover a broad range of topics including
personal and workplace safety, travel safety, road rage, car theft, random
acts of violence, identity theft, date rape, pickpockets and much more.
Below are sample questions compiled by the National Crime Prevention Task
Force to determine how street smart are you.
How can a burglar learn the pass code for your security system?
What should you do if approached by someone in a parking lot?
What is the No. 1 mistake made at gas stations and pay phones?
How does your pet make your home attractive to burglars?
How can a criminal find out what pocket your money is in?
The National Crime Prevention Task Force has provided its Street Smart
Briefings to Fortune 500-companies, government agencies, schools, military
and other organizations across the southeast for the last 10 years. Its
instructors are either present or former law enforcement officers.
For more information, contact the MUW Police Department at 241-7777.