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Message from the President

[caption id="attachment_606" align="alignright" width="300"] Al and Paul Greenwood[/caption]

Well for the most part the snow seems to have left, although I know since we're only in May, it could rear it's ugly head again.  But people are feeling up with the sunshine and getting out and doing things that make their lives richer in the summer.  I have also seen in Billings, that people have been doing things that get themselves killed or arrested.  So the need for prevention is even more acute today than it has been.

One of the things I think is important is to review some important information about crime prevention and security resources.  This month I want to share another resource from the American Society for Industrial Security.  It is the ASIS Store.  This has a vast number of documents available to purchase about the wide field of crime prevention and security.  I am especially interested in the fact that ASIS has been building documents that they call ASIS Standards and Guidelines.  Here people can get the latest information regarding aspects of security that businesses need to consider.  Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention is one of the topics.  This is located on the web at http://www.asisonline/org/store.  It's a good place to visit, especially if you are interested in the latest information regarding specific security and crime prevention problems.

The Council recently met in Helena and passed a revised set of bylaws (first time in 12 years).  We are also focusing on several issues that we think are topical in Montana.  Elder abuse, the Opioid Chrisis, and Offender Reentry were agreed upon to focus on in the future.  In addition we will always be concerned about basic crime prevention issues.  As an aside, we just added a new web site The Rehab Spot which is an additional website to the Addiction Center.  It is designed to give people information about substance abuse treatment.  Families and friends are often concerned about individuals, but don't know enough about the problem to know how to seek help.  This is a resource for that.

I am always interested in input from people regarding what's going on in the state so we can help draw people to events related to crime prevention and fund raising for non-profit crime prevention programs.  You can use one of the contact us pages or email us at montanacrimepreventionassn@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you.

Finally, in October in Helena we will again be bringing Paul Greenwood to the state.  Stay tuned for information regarding his program there.  Paul is now retired (last summer) as a deputy district attorney in San Diego and is a national expert on Elder Abuse.  Check out his clips below if your're interested in seeing more about him.  He is a great resource and can answer many questions regarding abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of elders.

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.






Here's the latest Aging Horizon's show that the Crime Prevention Association was interviewed on. "Fraud"  it aired 12/12/2018

Aging Horizons.

An excerpt from Paul Greenwood who will be a speaker at the Operation Stop Scams seminar in Billings on August 30 at the Bighorn Resort from Noon - 4:30.

Paul Greenwood on Selecting a Caregiver.

Aspire 211 interview with Paul Greenwood on Elder Abuse.

Current Council Members

President                     Alex E Ward, CPP – Bellevue Police Department (Ret)                

Vice-President            Robert Scheben – Missoula Police Department (Ret)

Secretary                      Mark Thatcher – MT Board of Crime Control

Treasurer                      Sharmon Brougham - retired

Council Member         Coleen Smith – Youth Connections Coalition

Council Member          Dan Haffey –  Butte Cares, Inc

 Council Member         Adam Greenwell - Billings Pastor