Posted by Trudy Glasgow
Preventing Crimes
by Trudy O. Glasgow

On Tuesday, 25th June 2019, in our evening meeting held at Harmony Suites hotel in Rodney
Bay; the Rotary Club of Gros Islet was treated to a special presentation by Crime Prevention
expert, Mr. Joe Berkeley.

The subject matter appealed to our members who had many questions for our guest speaker.
This made for an interactive and engaging presentation. Mr. Berkeley discussed two areas of
concern: residential areas and cyber safety.

He contends that our home is our castle but we must not make it appealing for unwanted
guests. He suggested four types of crime prevention strategies: natural surveillance, access
control, territorial reinforcement and maintenance.

He also showed Rotarians present examples of scams on line including messages that the
user had malware; an inteface for facebook and technical support with a phone number to
call. He warned against giving remote access to your computer; credit card information or
bitcoin etc.