On Friday, 4 October 2013, our guest speaker was Sergeant Jose Sarmiento from the Queensland Police speaking on Crime Prevention.
Jose was brought up in Brisbane and went to the Brisbane State High School. He is married with a boy and 2 girls. He always wanted to do police work and was too light when he first applied so joined when he was 24 years of age and has been in the force for 19 years.
He told us of the need to be wary of skimming devices at ATM’s. Evidently if you “wiggle” your card and then pull it out of the ATM before making a transaction, you can dislodge the device and avoid any problems. Sergeant Sarmiento is stationed in the western suburbs at present and alerted us to the need to be on the lookout for persons wandering on to your property and giving a weak story as to why they are there.
Never leave car keys or wallets around home or in the car and always close the garage door even if you are home.
Jose also gives talks to Neighbourhood Watch groups.
More details: Paul Sergeant - tel: 0412 09 0412 or email.