3 things to know about crime prevention classes

GREENFIELD — Hancock County and Marion County officials are teaming up to host an informational event they hope will keep residents from becoming crime victims.

The event, titled “Why might the criminal choose you?,” is designed to provide easy and effective strategies for preventing burglaries and thefts at homes and businesses, organizers said.

1. Three sessions are planned

There are multiple opportunities for residents to attend. Three discussions are scheduled for the summer and will be held in every corner of Hancock County. Meeting dates are June 22 at Cumberland Town Hall in Cumberland; July 13 at NineStar Connect in Greenfield; and Aug. 26 at McCordsville Town Hall in McCordsville. Each meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

2. Police and prosecutors are teaming up

The crime prevention presentations will be hosted jointly by the Hancock County and Marion County prosecutors’ offices. Representatives from local law enforcement agencies, including the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and police departments of Greenfield, New Palestine, Cumberland and McCordsville, will attend.

3. Everyone is welcome

The event is free and open to the public. Residents, landlords and small business owners in Hancock County and Marion County are encouraged to attend, organizers said. For more information, contact the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office at 317-327-1420, or the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office at 317-477-1139.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.