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WPD hosts 'Safety Expo' to help you protect your home, business

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At the expo you'll learn some simple but effective self defense methods that ward off an attacker, learning tricks to make them not want you as their target. At the expo you'll learn some simple but effective self defense methods that ward off an attacker, learning tricks to make them not want you as their target.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Protecting yourself and the ones you love-- you can never have too much experience under your belt to ward off someone with bad intentions.

That's why the Wilmington Police Department is hosting their very first Safety Expo, Saturday, October 19.

At the expo you'll learn some simple but effective self defense methods that ward off an attacker, learning tricks to make them not want you as their target.

Officers will also be teaching all about how to use "text-a-tip," a crime stoppers tool that encourages you to text anything you know about a crime, from small offenses to very serious cases, while staying anonymous. With this tool, the WPD also promises they can't trace your number.

Attendees can also see up- close, all the latest technology and methods to apply your home or business to avoid break ins.

SAFETY EXPO DETAILS:

To register, call the WPD Crime Prevention Unit at (910) 343-3945.

The expo fee is $50 and the registration deadline is Thursday, October 17, 2013.

The event is Saturday, October 19th, 2013 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The location of the event is at Cape Fear Community College's Schwartz Center at 601 N. Front Street.

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