We typically see an increase in residential burglaries between May and July in our community. The Decatur Police Department will be hosting a burglary prevention presentation to provide an accurate overview of trends and methods seen in Decatur, show you what products and methods are available to reinforce common entry points and to provide prevention tips from a former burglar to help you make your home a less desirable target.The following presenters will speak:Sgt. Jennifer S. Ross, Community Information & Education Officer for the Decatur Police Department, will present an overview of burglary trends in Decatur to include location, time frame, methods used by suspects and items targeted.Duncan Cottrell, The Entry Enforcer, will discuss the options for “hardening the target” by reinforcing doorways and windows. Based on his experience as a Home Intrusion Prevention Specialist, Duncan will display and explain contemporary security hardware that is effective but little known. Window security film will be explained and demonstrated.Pastor Stephen O’Neal Howard, Founder of True Visions COG Ministries in DeKalb County, will share his very personal and honest life experience with fueling addiction by committing the crime of burglary. Pastor Howard’s goal is to open the eyes of people like the ones he previously victimized by offering prevention tips from a unique perspective to help homeowners “plug all the holes”.When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pmWhere: Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030There is NO COST to attend. To reserve a seat for the presentation, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burglary-prevention-presentation-tickets-11269849423 or contact Sgt. Jennifer S. Ross at 678/553-6613.