Scams, Identity Theft and Crime Prevention

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. and The Sanibel Police Department are pleased to offer a Crime Prevention Workshop on Mon., Oct. 25 as both an in-person and virtual event.  The in-person event will take place at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, and the virtual event will be offered via Zoom.  Both opportunities will begin at 11:00am. Due to the COVID pandemic and out of an abundance of caution for our community, all in-person attendees must wear a mask throughout the entire presentation and adhere to social distance guidelines. 

The presentation will focus on personal and home safety; mail, phone and computer fraud and scams; the ‘dark house program’; and important techniques for protecting yourself.   

Lieutenant Grace Towler will discuss different issues that are threats to the community, increase awareness of certain crimes, and teach participants what to do to intervene and prevent victimization.   “You can never be too safe,” says Towler.  “By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce risk to yourself and your property.”  Lieutenant Towler has been with the Sanibel Police Department since 2007, serving in road and beach patrol, crime scene investigation, and is currently assigned to the Emergency Management division. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Hodges University in 2007 and her master’s degree in criminal justice from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2012.

FISH is excited to host Lt. Towler for this very important workshop as she continuously works to strengthen the bond between the Sanibel Police Department and the community. Please RSVP by Oct. 20 to FISH at 239-472-4775.  FISH will supply the Zoom link to those wishing to participate virtually.