Introduction to Crime Prevention and Fraud Prevention

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation  and Kitsap Bank: have the privilege of presenting an Introduction to Crime Prevention and Fraud Prevention.

May 19th, Sunday, 2019 1-4 pm

The Beach Club
121 Marina View Dr. Port Ludlow

The Jefferson County Sheriffs Foundation is a Washington State licensed Corporation per 501 © 3 (Charity)

Kitsap Bank is a very well known and respected banking institution that does a little extra for their clients.

Law Enforcement is very aware of the fact that the crime of Fraud has rapidly increased among the elders in our society.  Kitsap Bank has addressed this problem by training Kim Johnson to become a Fraud Specialist that can assist our senior residents before they become victims.  Law Enforcement appreciates this interest and additional partnership that does a great deal to protect our communities.

We recently formed a team to bring the information that we have to the public via community meetings.  Our first Presentation is titled “ An Introduction to Crime Prevention and Fraud Prevention”,  it is an introduction since a comprehensive course would take in excess of twenty hours.

Every day we hear and see very disturbing incidents on Television and on the Internet.  This is reality in our society.  Why?  There are a great many reasons that have been studied for years but for most of us it is time to put our finger in the hole in the dyke and do what we can to prevent becoming a victim.  We are not going to address the social issues just the many things that you can do to protect yourselves and your neighbors.

Please take a few minutes and visit our Web Site, WWW.Jeffersoncountysheriffsfoundation.org.  There are several articles that will help you get started.  This site will give you the background of law enforcement going back several thousand years.  It will help you relate to problems while driving, shopping, walking near your home, the simple things you can do to make it safer.  It also covers animals, via Center Valley Animal Rescue and Raptor Birds.  There are bits of humor and many good solid techniques that will make you and your home and family safer.  It is surprising how you can prevent forced entry to your home for less than five dollars.  For twenty-five dollars and a trip to the hardware store you can install several safety devices and we will be glad to explain how!

The Team Members from Kitsap Bank are professional Bank Officers.  Those of us of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation are primarily retired Peace Officers and business professionals.

“Crime Prevention” and “Preventing Senior Fraud”

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation in cooperation with Kitsap Bank
Presents Crime Prevention” and “Preventing Senior Fraud

(Issues for our Community)

Sponsored by The South Bay Community Association

Thursday April 18th, 2019 at 1:00pm
Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, Port Ludlow

Breaking and Entering, Robbery, Assault are headlines all too often seen in our local papers. We want to believe crime doesn’t come to Port Ludlow, but the reality is different. Sometimes our isolation works against us. In addition, there is a criminal element that targets our community just because of our age. This can occur through financial fraud or by people posing as workers trying to help us. This program is intended to:

  1. Provide proven techniques to help you protect: yourself, your home and your possessions. In other words, how to prevent becoming a victim.
  2. Inform you of fraudulent scams aimed specifically at the elderly and give you methods to prevent victimization.
  3. Give you the opportunity to meet with professionals to discuss your specific issues.

INSTRUCTORS: Joe Kaare, JCSF Director of Training and a retired police sergeant will present the crime prevention portion of the program. Presenting how to identify fraudulent scams and fraud prevention strategies will be conducted by Kim Johnson, fraud specialist with Kitsap Bank.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: At the conclusion of Kim’s Fraud presentation the audience will be given the opportunity to break into groups to discuss specific questions with the instructors and/or other staff from the JCSF Board of Directors, all of whom are experienced professionals in Law and Justice fields.

A limited number of Power Point packages along with brochures on many of the topics presented will be available. Seating limited to the first 200

Refreshments furnished by Kitsap Bank

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation a Community Partnership

JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S FOUNDATION

www.jeffersoncountysheriffsfoundation.org

For some time now various concerns regarding incidents of crime have been discussed on NextDoor. These concerns are common in all neighborhoods but become extremely frustrating for both citizens and law enforcement due to the seeming lack of communications. The following information is offered in an attempt to clarify some of the problems and give the citizens of our community (all of the unincorporated area) of Jefferson County a basic reference source for many of the areas of concern.

Law Enforcement in Jefferson County (unincorporated) is provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office under the Elected Sheriff David Stanko.  Port Townsend, an incorporated city) has its own Police Department. Traffic Enforcement on State Highways is provided by the Washington State Patrol.