DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s just ahead of summer and hundreds of Detroit senior citizens are getting help in crime fighting techniques.
WWJ Newsradio 950’s Stephanie Davis reports that Crime Stoppers of Michigan, working with the volunteer group, Detroit 300, have started meeting with senior citizens to talk about crime prevention and what to do if they are victims of crime.
Bernice Smith with Detroit 300 is part of the duo that is training hundreds of senior citizens on crime prevention and reporting illegal activity.
“We do tell them, be aware when you go into your apartment of your surroundings, when you go down the hall, lock your door. And when you go outside to go to the store, make sure to be aware of who is near you,” says Smith.
“Seniors need to be protected. We won’t be able to get police, every time you look up, the police are busy doing things that are very important…we have to look out for each other,” states Smith.
Smith says they are encouraging seniors to give anonymous tips on crime by calling 1-800-SPEAK UP.