By Patty Lammers, St. Paul Police-Crime Prevention Coordinator
What’s a community member’s role in Crime Prevention?
Community members play an important role in crime prevention. This includes creating Neighborhood/Crime Watch groups, participating in National Night Out, and attending community meetings /events. This also includes community member’s most important role: reducing the opportunity to become a victim of crime.
Crime has three parts:
Reducing a persons’ opportunity means as community members we have to be smart about how we live our lives. What do I mean by this? It means taking simple actions to ensure you are not making yourself and your family an easy target.
When you are out and about
In and around your house
Following these easy actions significantly reduces the opportunity for criminals to target you or your home.
St. Paul Police-Crime Prevention Coordinator
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