Avoid Being A Victim

Avoid Being A Victim

Crime Prevention and Personal Safety: How to Avoid Being a Victim of Crime

Personal safety is one of the founding premises that drove the formation of Lower Neuse Personal Defense and Safety Academy. The Refuse To Be A Victim® (RTBAV) seminar program developed by the NRA is a natural fit. Refuse To Be A Victim® seminars introduce tips and techniques for personal safety awareness. The only prerequisite needed is an interest in crime prevention and personal safety.

This is NOT a firearm course, nor is NRA membership a requirement. It is a safety education program that emphasizes crime prevention through personal safety techniques, and situational awareness that can help augment your personal safety. Allow me to say it again, this is NOT a firearm course!

Common Seminar Topics

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to crime prevention and personal safety. Every crime has personal aspects that make it unique. The Refuse To Be A Victm® seminars typically address a variety of security scenarios, and the practices that serve to help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime.

    • Physical security outside the home: This section outlines techniques participants can follow to heighten their awareness and avoid compromising situations.
    • Home security: While your home is arguably the safest place where you spend time, participants are given tips that serve to improve the security of your home.
    • Automobile security: Your car can be used as a defensive tool. It is a large metal object weighing several thousand pounds, and is inherently surrounded by protective material. Participants are introduced to tips that aid you in improving your personal security while out and about with your car.
    • Out-of-town travel security: Our personal vulnerability tends to increase when we are traveling out-of-town. Surroundings are usually unfamiliar, schedules often become an important, and distracting, aspect, and we often have additional personal property concerns that we don’t ordinarily have, such as luggage. Each serves to distract the traveler. Refuse To Be A Victim®seminars offer tips and techniques to help improve our personal security while traveling.
    • Technological security: Identity theft has become one of the high visibility issues of today. No one is immune to identity theft, or fraudulent scams. However, there are things we can do to minimize our exposure that are pointed out in Refuse To Be A Victim® seminars.
    • Personal protection devices: Devices that can be carried about your person, in a pocket or purse, for example, can help increase your personal security. Our seminars identify some of the options to participants.

Customized Seminar Topics

You may also request that more specialized topics be presented in a seminar. For example, topics may include:

  • Workplace security
  • Security tips for parents with children
  • Security tips for college-bound students
  • Security tips for the more experienced adult, and people with physical disabilities

Seminar Venues

Refuse To Be A Victim® seminars can be open to the public, or privately held. They can be conducted anywhere it is most convenient for your organization. It is highly likely you already have all the equipment needed to conduct a seminar. Seminars vary between two and four hours.

Materials and Cost

Every participant receives a Refuse To Be A Victim® packet that contains a handbook, a Refuse To Be A Victim® pamphlet, and a Certificate of Completion. The cost for a seminar is $10 per hour of seminar, per person (e.g., a two-hour seminar is $20, and a four-hour seminar is $40).

More Questions?

Questions about Refuse To Be A Victim® seminars can be answered through our Contact Us page.