Crime Prevention Begins with You


Did you know DeKalb Medical’s Security Services team offers free classes that enhance staff awareness to help reduce thefts and losses, provide personal safety advice, identity theft and conflict resolution information? Many of these classes are offered to staff, visitors and patients.

Here’s a glimpse of the information you can learn from the classes offered:

Identity Theft Awareness and Prevention

Have you ever had your identity stolen or know someone who has? Identity theft is the nation’s fastest growing crime according to FBI statistics. Security Services offers an Identity Theft presentation to help increase you and your staffs’ knowledge about how criminals steal your identity and how you can arm yourself. The presentation will give you and your staff insight on how to prevent this activity at home and at work.

The brochure provides tips on how to prevent identity theft to information on how criminals get information, how your identity could be used, how to tell if you are a victim and what steps to take if your identity is stolen. Visit the Security Services Intranet site to read or download a copy.

To request a presentation for your staff, email

Workplace Violence Prevention

DeKalb Medical has a zero tolerance policy toward workplace violence. Workplace violence comes in many forms, including verbal, physical or sexual attacks and covers patients, clients, visitors, contractors and anyone else who may come in contact with staff.

To request a presentation for your staff, email

Active Shooter (Code Silver)

If you hear Code Silver announced over the intercom system, here are 3 key steps you can take: Escape, Hide, Survive.

Escape – Fast; don’t wait for others to validate your decision.

Hide – If you’re in an office or patient room, stay there and secure the door. If you’re in a hallway or common area, get into a room and secure the door.

Survive – As a last resort, if the suspect is at close range and you cannot flee or hide, attempt to disable the active shooter.


To request a presentation for your staff, email

Women’s Self Defense

This course has its foundation in education and awareness. The nine-hour class includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. The class is free to female staff and their female family members (15-years or older). For additional information, contact Investigator Rodney Sanders at 1-1906 or Security Coordinator Diesha Binion 1-1912.

To learn more about these free programs, visit the Security Intranet site at: http://dmintranet/departments/securityservices/SitePages/Home.aspx.