Crime Prevention Seminar to be Held in Fort Worth, Texas

The National Rifle Association’s Refuse To Be a Victim program will conduct a crime prevention seminar at 9:00am on Saturday, August 6 at the Winchester Training Academy, 6062-A East Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas. The Academy is part of the Shooting Gallery. The semiar is three to four hours long, open to the public and costs $20.00 to attend. Pre-registration is required andmaybe done by contacting The Shooting Galleryat 817-496-9900 or certified instructor Charles Bergamo at 817-907-7660 or via e-mail at

Refuse To Be A Victim seminars teach methods to avoid dangerous situations and prevent criminal confrontations. Experts agree that the most important factor in surviving a criminal attack is to have an ovedrall safety strategy before you need it. Seminar topics address personal safety issues as well as home, automovile, phone, technological, travel, and personal security. Seminar participants are presented with a variety of common-sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices they may integrate into tehir daily lives. Firearm instruction is not included.

Refuse To Be a Victim was developed by the women of the NRA in 1993 in response to requests from women nationwide for crime prevention seminars. In 1997, the program became co-ed. Since that time, it has reached tens of thousands of women and men who have benefited from the program’s lifesaving message. With over 2,000 instructors nationwide, seminars have been presented in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Refuse To Be a Victim is also veru popular with law ednforcement agencies and crime prevention groups. Numerous departments have had officers certified by NRA to conduct seminars. Many other organizations endorse it, such as the Virginia Crime Prevention Association (VCPA), which has incorporated it into its training schedule for crime prevention officers. Patrick Harris, Executive Director of the VCPA, said: “This course is a valuable tool that helps crime prevention officers show people how they can control their crime risks at home, work, and while traveling, by removing the opportunities that lead to crime”.

To find other Refuse To Be A Victim seminars, or for information on how you can become a certified instructor for the program, call 800-861-1166, send an e-mail to, or visit the program’s Web site at: