Gwinnett police offering free crime prevention classes

The Gwinnett County Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is offering many free crime prevention classes in an attempt to better educate citizens on safety and crime issues. These specialized officers routinely talk to homeowners, parents, employees, associations, and children.

Topics include alarm awareness, business fraud/loss prevention, business safety, personal safety, child safety, senior citizen safety, sexual assault prevention, domestic abuse/family violence, gang awareness for teens and parents, drug awareness for teens and parents, workplace violence, consumer fraud and scams, driver safety, firearm safety for adults, robbery prevention, shoplifting prevention, career day for schools, and internet fraud. Security surveys and local and alarm classes are also available for residential and commercial citizens.

Long-term commitment programs include the Citizens Police Academy, Community Oriented Policing Meetings (C.O.P.S.), Business Watch Program, and Police Explorers Program.

At least 10 participants must be committed to attend for an officer to conduct the training. To host a class contact the Crime Prevention Coordinator, Cpl. Eric Rooks at or 770-513-5119.

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