Lt. Rick Popp from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office will talk about crime prevention during two free programs next week.
Popp will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Both programs are hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. His topics will include: protecting your property, staying safe in a high tech world, school safety and security, safety in the golden years and other topics of interest from the audience.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir notes that October is National Crime Prevention Month.
“The Barton County Sheriff’s Office has educational programs and information available to the public free of charge,” Bellendir said. Other groups or civic organizations may schedule similar programs by contacting him at the sheriff’s office, 620-793-1876. “The Barton County Sheriff’s Office encourages the citizens of Barton County to be vigilant and observant of any suspicious activities and report them to local law enforcement. Remember crime prevention starts with you, the citizen.”