CARAG hosts home security workshops May 6

Minneapolis Police Community Crime Prevention/SAFE team members will host home security seminars Thursday, May 6 in the CARAG neighborhood’s Bryant Square Park, 3001 Bryant Ave. S. There will be two workshops — one from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and another from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

SAFE Officer Catherine Casey said her team is holding the seminars to supplement home security checks in individual homes, to reach more people.

Casey said her team would focus on how to keep criminals from easily entering homes, such as installing striking plates to strengthen doors and putting pins in windows to prevent break-ins.

Casey said she would also address landscaping and lighting issues, such as proper shrub trimming and lighting placement to increase safety,

For more information about crime-prevention methods, visit the SAFE unit’s Web site at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/outreach.