Satety coalition explains crime prevention tactics

Airman 1st Class Gary Kilmer (front) and Senior Airman Matthew Dale, 16th Communications Squadron, set up radio equipment during a base-wide exercise Dec. 5, in preparation for an Operation Readiness Inspection next spring. Hurlburt Field will have several exercises before the ORI to ensure all base personnel are prepared for the evaluation.

Airman 1st Class Gary Kilmer (front) and Senior Airman Matthew Dale, 16th Communications Squadron, set up radio equipment during a base-wide exercise Dec. 5, in preparation for an Operation Readiness Inspection next spring. Hurlburt Field will have several exercises before the ORI to ensure all base personnel are prepared for the evaluation.

Hurlburt Field, Fla. -- They let ordinary people know what thieves are thinking and how they steal, scam, mug, carjack, rape, invade, pick pocket and much more. 

The Public Safety Coalition is giving ‘Street Smart’ briefings in the base theater for all base people and spouses at 8 and 10 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Although the briefing is mandatory for 16th Special Operations Wing senior airmen and below, the 16th SOW Safety Office wants to stress that this is great material for everyone. 

“This isn’t a briefing – it’s valuable information presented by professionals that will arm you with enough information to protect yourself and your loved ones,” said B.J. Prevett, 16th SOW Safety. 

‘Street Smart’ instructors are crime prevention specialists, who constantly research and evaluate current crime trends. 

Rather than clicking through 40 unexciting overhead slides, the crime prevention team brings props and keeps it exciting. “It’s fast-paced information with props,” said Mr. Prevett. “You’ll be surprised when you look at your watch and see an hour has passed.” 

For more information, call the wing safety office at 884-2610.