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F.I.S.H., police to host Crime Prevention Workshop

By F.I.S.H. - | Oct 13, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Lt. Grace Towler

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and the Sanibel Police Department will host a Crime Prevention Workshop on Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. both virtually via Zoom and in-person at The Community House on Sanibel.

The presentation will focus on personal and home safety; mail, phone and computer fraud and scams; the “dark house program”; and techniques for protecting one’s self. Lt. Grace Towler will discuss issues that are threats to the community, increase awareness of certain crimes, and teach participants what to do to intervene and prevent victimization.

“You can never be too safe,” she said. “By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce risk to yourself and your property.”

Towler has been with the SPD since 2007, serving in road and beach patrol and crime scene investigation. She is currently assigned to the Emergency Management division. Towler obtained her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Hodges University in 2007 and her master’s degree in criminal justice from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2012.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and out of an abundance of caution for the community, all in-person attendees must wear a mask throughout the presentation and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Reservations are required by Oct. 20 by calling 239-472-4775.

F.I.S.H. will supply the Zoom link to those wishing to participate virtually.

The Community House is at 2173 Periwinkle Way.