Sigma Alpha Epsilon brings Refuse To Be A Victim to Georgia Tech


On Saturday October 26th, representatives of Sigma Alpha Epsilon from around Georgia will convene for their annual meeting at Georgia Tech. A portion of this meeting will be dedicated to a Refuse To Be A Victim seminar being offered to improve the safety knowledge of those members in attendance. This session, being led by No Victims’ volunteer certified instructor Matt Podowitz, is also being taught to promote the idea of bringing this important safety course to college students across Georgia — students that increasingly are being targeted by petty and violent criminals on and near their campuses.

As is the case with all Refuse To Be A Victim Seminars, topics covered will include:

  • Safety in the home (in this case, focusing on dormitories, apartments, and fraternity houses)
  • Safety in one’s car and on public transport
  • Safety in public (whether on-campus or off-campus) and while traveling
  • Safety online

As this particular Refuse To Be A Victim seminar is for college students specifically, it also will include an additional module on campus safety that addresses topics pertinent to college students.

This Refuse To Be A Victim seminar is invitation-only for Sigma Alpha Epsilon conference participants. However, if you would like to bring this important personal safety seminar to your or your children’s college or university or to your community association, please use the Contact tab above to send a request for information. No Victims’ volunteer certified instructor teaches this course for free as a community service (but does ask to be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses).

Thwarting Home Invasions, Part 1

Home InvasionHome invasions are among the most terrifying and often the most violent of crimes. Combining the worst aspects of burglary and armed robbery, many home invasions escalate into kidnappings, aggravated assaults, sexual assaults and even murders. In this two-part series, we explore steps homeowners and renters alike can take to reduce the potential of a home-invasion occurring and reduce the potential for violence even in the event a home invasion does occur. In Part 1, we examine means to prevent criminals’ entry into the home – the first, critical defense against home invasions.   Continue reading

DHS Active Shooter Advice: Run, Hide, Fight

It isn’t fun to think about something really terrible happening. But the time to start thinking about it isn’t when it actually happens. This five minute video is not pleasant, but watching it could make a real difference if you ever are caught in a situation where someone means to kill anyone in his or her path. Brought to you by HoustonReady and Department of Homeland Security.

Refuse To Be A Victim, Sandy Springs Shooting Range, 8/25 1PM-5PM, $10

Sandy Springs Shooting Range and No Victims Atlanta are pleased to present

A public safety and crime prevention seminar
Experts agree that the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the decision to refuse to be a victim. That means having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it.  One of the most effective ways to develop one is to attend a nationally-recognized Refuse To Be A Victim(R) seminar. In this four-hour seminar you will learn about:
The Psychology of Criminal Predators: how to identify and avoid criminal encounters
Home Security: inexpensive and effective ways to make bad guys go elsewhere
Technology Security: how to protect your personal information and your identity
Automobile Security: how to keep yourself safe in and around your car
Physical Security: how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations and how to escape them if you can’t avoid them
Self-Defense Physical Training: how to find and evaluate classes and make the most of them
Personal Protection Devices: how to find the right options for you and how to learn to use them effectively
Where: Sandy Springs Shooting Range (please note this is not a firearms course)
When: Saturday, August 25, 1PM-5PM
Who: Adults and teenagers accompanied by their parents
Cost: $10 per person
To reserve your seat, please call Sandy Springs Shooting Range at (770) 394-4867.

Tips To Avoid Becoming A “Jump-Out” Robbery Victim

Cars have long been a convenience of modern life. Unfortunately, the concept of the “getaway” car followed the first Model-A Ford off the production line almost immediately. Criminals since have found even more creative ways to use cars to make their trade easier and safer – for them. Jump-out robberies are one example of such an unfortunate innovation, motorizing the already problematic crime of armed robbery. In this article, we briefly explore the nature of jump-out robberies and propose some means to reduce the potential of becoming a victim.

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Refuse To Be A Victim(R) Seminar at Sandy Springs Gun Club, 3/25 1:00PM, $10

Please join No Victims’ author for a presentation of the Refuse To Be A Victim(R) crime-prevention seminar at the Sandy Springs Gun Club on Sunday, March 25th:

Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar

A crime prevention and personal safety course full of strategies you can use to develop your own safety plan.

Where: Sandy Springs Gun Club, 8040 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
When: March 25, 2012 Sunday
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 (Open to men, women, older children/teenagers)

A maximum of 25 seats are available and they are filling up fast!  For more information or to register, please call the Sandy Springs Gun Club at 770-394-4867.

Tips To Avoid Becoming A Carjacking Victim

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One downside to the increased availability and effectiveness of auto-theft prevention devices like alarms, tracking sensors and kill-switches has been an increase in the frequency of carjacking.  An already violent crime, carjackings increasingly are leading to hostage and kidnapping scenarios that put the victims at even greater risk. In this article, we briefly explore the nature of carjacking and propose some means to reduce the potential of becoming a victim. 

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