While the rural Village of Quogue doesn't see much crime, Lt. Christopher Isola, of the is urging residents to attend a on Thursday evening at the.
"Many people have a false sense of security because this is a rural area," said Isola.
However, he said, the truth is, crime does happen.
According to a report issued by the police department in January, in 2011, the Quogue officers responded to 13 instances of grand larceny, one felony assault, two auto lefts, seven burglaries, one sexual offense and one boat theft.
"You can't let the trees and grass fool you," said Isola.
The seminar, which will be led by Officer Barbra Dancona and Det. Mike Fruin of Quogue Police Department's Crime Prevention program, will focus on how residents can protect their homes and property and trends in theft.
Isola says the two-hour seminar will also include a demonstration on home security systems.
Isola hopes the take away from the seminar will be that residents will remember to always lock their cars and front doors and preserve the safety of their home like they would if they were anywhere else. Also, he said, the seminar will remind residents to always call the police, if they see something suspicious.
"If it looks suspicious, it probably is and you should not hesitate to call the police," said Isola.
The free seminar will start at 7:30 p.m.
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