As we move into a new decade, training is becoming an ever more difficult focus. I would encourage you to check out our pages on Webinars and events to see upcoming training opportunities.
Last Year AARP's Associate State Director for Communication worked out a deal with AARP and Northwest Broadcasting to provide monthly programming titled Fraud Watch Friday and as State President for AARP Montana, I have been on those Voices of Montana Shows since February of 2019. These shows are continuing into 2020, the first one this year being Friday, February 7, which will be on the topic of Romance Scams and my guest will be Jennifer Leach an Assistant Director for the Federal Trade Commission who will focus on the topic, but will also have recent data from the FTC to share with listeners.
In addition there are other events that are worth attending such as the Montana Financial Education Coalition Conference in Helena at the Marriott Delta Hotels Helena Colonial on February 25 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. (mtmfec.org)
Also several new organizations are moving forward at this time. Substance Abuse Connect in Billings will have another meeting on February 12 at the Mansfield Center to bring together the nearly 90 organizations who have been working toward closing the gaps in Billings regarding methamphetamine abuse. In addition, the Eastern Montana Elder Justice Council is focusing their attention on Elder Abuse in Area 1 & 2 Area Agency on Aging in eastern Montana. We have three subcommittees that are going to be working on the focus for eastern Montana - They are: Prevention/education, Intervention, and prosecution. Anyone interested in serving on a subcommittee could contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex E. Ward, CPP
Board Certified in Security Management (American Society for Industrial Security)
MCPA in conjunction with the Yellowstone County DUI Task Force and Q2 produced these DUI PSA's. They paint a sad picture of DUI in Montana and have been viewed on television as well as on you tube. This is one way we can educate folks as to things they need to know about crime.