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Lunch series addresses security

By Kathy Jefcoats

kjefcoats@news-daily.com

JONESBORO — The public is invited to a lunchtime seminar on homeland security Tuesday at the Clayton County Police Department headquarters in Jonesboro.

Clayton County’s Office of Emergency Management will be offering a Noontime Knowledge Series on "If you see something, say something — Homeland Security begins with Hometown Security."

The class will be from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the CCPD Community Room located 7911 N. McDonough St.

Beth Durmire, operations officer for the Clayton County Office of Emergency Management, said noontime classes have proven successful ways of educating the public about various issues.

“The noontime knowledge concept was borrowed from the Clayton County Extension Service," she said. "They have been doing these noontime classes for several years and have been very successful. We decided to take this concept and build upon it."

Durmire said Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services has partnered with the Clayton County Police Department to bring important safety information to employees in this noontime setting.  Additional classes are planned now, she said.

For more information on Clayton County’s Office of Emergency Management and Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services, visit www.ccfes.org.