Are you dreaming of Disneyland? A luau on a lanai? Or, maybe just a long weekend getaway at the beach reading great books?

July 13, 2011
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

Well, according to the FBI, while you're at the beach or on vacation someone might very well be sizing up your home for a burglary. Since July and August particularly are the months when the most burglaries and property crimes take place, this week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone talks about home safety, alarm systems and gives great tips such as the five best places to hide valuables that most burglars never think of and inexpensive psyche-out strategies that make burglars pause. We'll also take another dip in the literary pool with Ty Treadwell and Michelle Vernon whose fascination with the culinary cravings of condemned prisoners led to a delicious book on last suppers; and Ron Chepesiuk tells us all about Sgt. Smack and some of his other memorable characters. It'd be a crime not to listen!

Crime Prevention 101

Crime Prevention 101

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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101, the Personal Safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. Get set for personal safety stories that demand to be heard whether heartbreaking, infuriating or just plain weird; learn about hot crime topics and people who are making the headlines; and find out about the trends and legal developments that are going to impact your life, either positively or negatively, in the future. Most importantly, be empowered and inspired by success stories about people who've fought off an attacker or deterred a crime. You’ll also get a chance to address your own personal safety concerns, either by phone or e-mail. So, tune in to “Crime Prevention 101.” It'd be a crime not to listen!

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Susan Bartelstone

Susan Bartelstone

Talking the talk because she's walked the walk! Years ago, Susan Bartelstone had a bad break-up with a guy, complete with physical and emotional bruises, and determined to learn how to protect herself. Today, she's a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and personal safety expert, with 17 years combined training in WWII Combatives, self defense and martial arts. Along the way, she deterred five extremely dangerous criminal encounters, fought her way out of a surprise attack and, for more than 18 years, from such organizations as American Express, the U.S. Post Office and the Livery Cab Owners Coalition of New York.. Author of Think Fast and Prevent a Violent Crime: How to Respond to Danger in 20 Seconds (or Less!), which is based on her own experiences, she’s been featured in a long and varied list of media, including the “Today Show,” “America’s Most Wanted” and Self Magazine.

Over the years, she’s helped thousands of people solve their personal safety dilemmas with her personal safety programs and her practical advice—which stresses the many opportunities you have to avoid or defuse a criminal encounter and how to use your brains instead of your muscles in a fight.

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