Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute To Teach Seminar On Sexting, Electronic Dating Violence, and Sexual Predators on the Internet
Wednesday, April 6 at 10 a.m. in Sykesville

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Towson, MD (April 4, 2011)---The Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute (MCCPI) will shed light on some critically important high-tech crimes this Wednesday, April 6, when its instructors host a seminar on sexting, electronic dating violence, and sexual predators on the internet. The seminar runs from 10 a.m. to noon on the campus of the Maryland Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville, 6852 4th St. on the grounds of Springfield Hospital Center.

The seminar focusing on sexting and electronic dating violence is from 10-11, and is taught by MCCPI’s George Mathews, a former police officer. From 11-noon, veteran MCCPI Crime Prevention Specialist Bruce Lohr, a former 25-year, highly-decorated officer in the Howard County Police Department, will discuss sexual predators on the internet. The classes will be attended by approximately 40 law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, and education officials.

One of the gems of DPSCS, the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute (MCCPI) has been serving citizens and law enforcement officers alike for nearly 25 years. MCCPI provides training in personal, residential, and commercial crime prevention, and has experts in a wide variety of topics, from gang awareness and cyber-bullying to senior citizen exploitation and vehicle theft prevention; from DWI awareness to identity theft prevention.

MCCPI is home to “McGruff” the national crime prevention mascot and “Daren” the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) mascot. MCCPI provides training in the nationally acclaimed D.A.R.E. in-school curricula; conducts multi-day crime prevention training sessions; assists with junior police academies; and hosts the annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards program.

If your community group is interested in crime prevention, make MCCPI your first call for help. They are located in Sykesville, on the campus of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, the DPSCS agency responsible for certifying every single police and correctional officer in the state. An MCCPI expert will come to you with a professional presentation designed to make each and every Marylander safer, at home, at play, and on the road. Law enforcement frequently calls upon MCCPI to travel across the state with important presentations about serious crime prevention issues; and many of MCCPI’s forums are open to community leaders and the public.

Pat Sill, the Administrator of MCCPI, has been dedicated to Maryland crime prevention efforts since 1978, and her staff has more than 100 combined years of law enforcement and crime prevention experience. To reach MCCPI, call 410 875-3425 or 800-303-8802.