Personal safety classes offered by recreation services
Topics to include the mind-set of a criminal, personal, home, auto and travel security
–This summer, Paso Robles Recreation Services will offer “Refuse To Be A Victim” classes on Monday, Aug. 1 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Centennial Park. During this nationally recognized four-hour seminar, participants 12 and older will learn tips and techniques to help be alert to dangerous situations and to avoid becoming a victim. Certified instructor June Schneider, a credentialed teacher with 48 years experience, offers a few tips for home and travel security to help prepare for that busy summer vacation or a weekend trip out of town.
While away on vacation, Schneider recommends having a trusted friend or relative:
- Check on your house at irregular intervals.
- Take out your trash.
- Mow your lawn.
- Pick up daily or weekly newspapers.
- Remove on a daily basis all flyers, circulars, door knob hangers, notices and packages that have been left on your doorstep.
- Park a car in your driveway.
Here are a few security tips while at the airport or other busy transportation hubs:
- Put your name and address on luggage tags with the blank side facing out.
- Use a PO box or business address on luggage tags.
- Make a list of the contents of each piece of luggage. Keep one copy on your person and leave the other at home.
- Always keep your luggage in front of you when in line for anything at the airport.
- Don’t put your personal property on the conveyor belt until the very last minute.
- Keep a close eye on your personal property until you pick it up.
- Don’t let someone distract you! They may have a partner who is waiting for just that opportunity.
Refuse To Be A Victim will cover many topics including the mind-set of a criminal, personal, home, auto and travel security.
“The single most important step to insuring your own safety is having a personal safety strategy in place before it’s needed,” said instructor June Schneider. “I encourage everyone 12 and older to consider participating in this important seminar. From teens preparing to go away to college to seniors, this class offers valuable information that everyone can apply to their life.”
For a full schedule of summer recreation classes, camps and lessons for all ages see the Paso Robles Summer Activity Guide, visit www.prcity.com/recreation, or call recreation services at (805) 237-3988.