Detective Coffey's crime prevention presentations are ones which educate and empower the audience by sharing information that many have never heard or even thought of - usually before its too late. His presentation style is engaging, entertaining and informative and offers valuable tips and advice to reduce victim potential by demonstrations and multimedia support which includes real crime video footage and interviews with criminals.
Each of Detective Coffey's programs offers serious information with just the right amount of humor. His programs can be offered alone or incorporated into company and association meetings, annual sales and marketing meetings, management conferences, or lunch time seminars. Whether you choose a keynote, workshop, seminar, or breakout session, the presentation format and content will be customized to suit your needs and required results!
The following are Detective Kevin Coffey's most requested programs, however he frequently conducts cutomized crime prevention programs not listed here:
Street Smart Travel Skills for College Students Traveling Abroad
Making Sure College Students Are Street Smart Before They Travel Overseas
Study abroad and international travel are life-changing and positive experiences. They are among the most rewarding aspect of the college experience. However, students and families must understand the risks associated with travel to a foreign country, learn how to best avoid them, and then what to do should they be victimized.
This street-smart travel skills presentation show students the most common travel emergencies that they may experience while traveling overseas, and what to do should an emergency like a stolen passport or lost wallet, rental car accident, sickness or arrest occur.
A little forethought and contingency planning before traveling will minimize emergency situations. Designed not to scare but to enlighten and guide travelers and their families on what to do now before they travel.
The “Street Smart Travel Skills for College Students” is presented by an active police detective who founded the airport’s crimes detail for the nation’s second largest airport and is an expert the news media routinely consults. His information is current and factual. He jumps right into the “do’s and don’ts” of traveling, by providing tips, tools, and insights to reduce the international traveler’s chances of becoming a victim of street crime, pickpockets, or travel scams.
Students will learn by watching actual crime videos showing real travelers falling victim to the most common scams, followed by advice on how to best avoid them. The presentation ends with an interactive question-and-answer session.
Some of the topics covered in this eye-opening presentation include:
When most people think about crimes
committed against travelers they think about personal
assaults. Perhaps that’s because violence against
travelers tends to get the most publicity. A
far larger problem, however, is the loss and theft of
personal or corporate property.
Thieves specifically target laptops, tablets, briefcases, purses,
wallets and carry-on bags for theft.
Thieves, both professional and opportunists
target travelers’ property for several reasons.
First, travelers are easy marks, they tend to be in
a hurry, and they are easily distracted.
know that most travelers will not take the time to report
the theft of property while traveling. Thieves find
the victimization of travelers so profitable, that some
attend a covert school that teaches them how to target
travelers and commit these crimes. What value to you
place on your company’s property and information?
Today it takes more than the old adage "just use your common sense" to avoid falling victim to the criminal element. Criminals today are bolder,
more calculated and widely experienced in committing crimes.
They work in teams, one distracts you while the other
steals from you.
In order to reduce the traveler’s chances of being
targeted, they must learn how the criminal element operates,
what they look for, and what to do if confronted.
After this program, travelers will understand and be familiar
- How thieves target and select their
- Defensive strategies for protecting themselves while traveling.
- The 25 most common locations and
methods where travelers are victimized in airports,
hotels, and car rental agencies.
- How laptops are stolen and how
to protect them.
- How street criminals select their
victims and why
- How criminals test victims for
their "victim potential"
- How to respond to strangers
- What to do during and after a violent
- How to survive a street robbery,
assault or sexual assault
- The Do’s & Don'ts when
confronted with weapons
Protecting Your Good Name and Assets
Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America today according to the Federal Trade Commission. The Social Security Administration declared it a national crisis. Identity theft can happen to anyone. Identity thieves can steal your money, harm your credit rating, and damage one of your most precious possessions, your good name!
Your personal information is everywhere and can be easily accessed. Identity theft occurs when a thief steals that personal identifying information, such as a social security number, bank or credit card account numbers and then uses that information to masquerade as you. The thief assumes your identity, opens new credit card accounts, robs your bank accounts and devastates your financial standing. It can take years to repair. We are all at risk of ID theft!
This program encompasses the following topics:
- Why people commit identity theft
- Discussion of identity theft cases, myths and truths
- The newest methods of theft, including the internet
- Precautions you can take to minimize your chance of victimization
- What to do if victimized
Know Before You
Go: A Guide to International Travelers
Whether you are traveling overseas for business or pleasure,
the best way to insure a relaxing trip is to prevent problems
before they happen and to know what to do if a problem
Unfortunately, incidents of travelers falling victim to
crime and other unexpected situations are daily occurrences
throughout the world. Being able to deal with these situations
can be of great importance at a time of crisis when a
traveler is in another country.
After this program, travelers will be understand and be
- Pre-departure considerations
- Customs registration & declaration
- Identify why and how international
travelers are victimized
- Prevent and/or reduce the chance
of luggage theft/pilferage
- Deal with emergency passport and
airline ticket replacement
- Understand the importance of luggage,
car rental, and health insurance while abroad
- Understand what U.S. Consuls can
and cannot do for you while abroad
- International safety tips
Travel Risk Management and Duty of Care:
A Guide for
Travel Managers and Suppliers
The risks posed to traveling employees - especially those who travel internationally are far from hypothetical - especially in this day and age. As a result, the safety and security of business travelers, as well as the topic of duty of care are important topics which travel managers and suppliers want to know more about.
This travel risk presentation provides travel managers and suppliers the latest advice on the travel safety and security issues posed to travelers. Additionally, this program provides the tools that can help managers update and evaluate whether their in-house travel risk and duty of care procedures are up to date.
After this program, the attendees will understand:
- Benchmarking your organization against other current best pratices when it comes to addressing the safety and security of their travelers - as well as duty of care obligations.
- How and when to address travelers
about travel safety
- Most cost effective steps to accomplish
- Unique hotel site inspection considerations
- Practical advice on the most common security, safety, health and safety issues facing business travelers today.
Managing Risk at your Meeting or Event:
A Guide for
Meeting and Event Planners and Suppliers
The majority of meetings and events take place without incident - but it just takes one time for something to occur that you did not consider - which can turn a meeting/event upside down. That's where being a prepared meeting or event planner, as well as supplier, comes into play. Being able to anticpate meeting and event risk issues - before they occur - is the mark of a professional planner and supplier.
This interactive presentation which is designed for meeting and event planning professionals to help them better understand meeting and event risk considerations, as well as the importance of having a crisis management plan in place - prior to a meeting and event. Both planners and suppliers will take-away actionable ideas that will help them better prepare and respond to risk issues that keep meeting professionals up at night.
After this program, the attendees will understand:
- Benchmarking your current meeting and event proceedures against current best pratices when it comes to addressing and preventing meeting and event risk - prior to an event, as well as when an event were to occur.
- How and when to address meeting and event risk
- How to create security, emergency, and crisis response plans
- Unique hotel, meeting, and event location site inspection considerations
- Practical advice on safety, security, and health issues that may impact meeting and events.
Safety and Security:
Some Arresting Thoughts on Unwelcome Guests
The traveling public’s perception
of security in hotels continues to be a topic of concern
among travelers and hotels alike. The safety and security
of the hotel guest is a shared responsibility of both
the hotel and the hotel guest. Hotels do the best they
can to protect their guests, but with the large size of
some properties, combined with the small amount of security
officers to address this problem, guest security is often
focuses on how crime is committed in the hospitality setting
by identifying how professional and opportunist criminals
target travelers in hotels, motels, and resort properties. Hotel fire safety procedures, and what to do in case of an emergency are also
After this program, travelers will
understand and be familiar with:
- Why criminals target travelers
- What locations within hotels are
most targeted by criminals and compromise guest safety
- How criminals outfox hotel employees
and gain information about hotel guests
- How criminals burglarize guest
rooms, and the prevention of these crimes
- Hotel fire safety procedures
- How to best protect laptops at conferences, in meeting rooms and hotel rooms
Laptop and Data Theft Prevention
Make Mobile Workers Part of Your Security Solution, Rather Than Part
of Your Security Problem
The deployment of laptops among mobile work forces has increased productivity. However, with the technology and access to information that makes them so useful comes also a Pandora’s Box of security and risk management concerns regarding the amount of confidential data exposed to loss and theft.
Approximately 650,000 notebook computers are lost or stolen each year. Many of these thefts result in network breaches and compromised confidential data, not to mention a significant financial loss. New laws now require organizations to enhance their security policies and practices to include employee training. International, federal, and state regulations which mandate compliance on protecting data are , HIPAA , Gramm-Leach-Bliley , Sarbanes-Oxley, and California SB1386 they have specific wording that details training and compliance issues related to laptops.
- Do you store or collect financial, insurance or healthcare related data? How about pricing structures, new product information, legal files, employee/client records including social security and account numbers, addresses, etc.
- Savvy thieves can illegally access your entire company’s data base from a stolen laptop. Over 57% of all network breaches are from laptops.
- Do your mobile employees really understand that each and every one of them in essence carries the entire company’s data base with them?
A laptop theft prevention seminar addresses many risks which security software and hardware devices cannot. Reduce your corporate risk by training your mobile computer users and changing their behavior. Train employees to help safeguard company information assets. They need to truly understand how vulnerable their company’s and client’s data is while on the road. An employee with a basic knowledge about mobile security is able to make safer and smarter choices when traveling.
This laptop theft prevention seminar changes the way your employees treat your company's hardware and valuable company/client data. Detective Coffey crafts the seminar to be organization-specific to insure it is in line with related policies to complete your data protection policies and practices. The program is designed not only to increase the audiences knowledge and awareness of data/laptop protection, but also to influence appropriate employee behavior at all levels of the workforce from the end user to the corporate manager. The goal of the presentation is to have employees become active partners in the company’s existing data security program.
Topics of the laptop theft prevention seminar are:
- Step-by-step “how-to’s” for securing your mobile devices from theft while on the road.
- Most likely locations and scenarios which result in laptop loss and theft.
- Mobile employees’ responsibility towards protecting an organization's and their clients’ information.
- Tactics and solutions that help protect mobile devices and sensitive corporate data.
- Baseline knowledge of laptop theft prevention.
- Understanding of regulatory compliance issues surrounding the protected data they carry with them.
- What laptop thieves don’t want you to know.
- Actual crime footage of actual laptop thefts and interviews with professional laptop thieves.
Attendees of Detective Coffey’s Laptop Theft Awareness Program leave the presentation with a clear understanding of their responsibilities and individual role regarding the protection of company/client data. This laptop theft prevention seminar is ideal for sales meetings, safety training programs, and annual meetings.
For further information consider Detective Kevin Coffey's audio book "Traveler Beware, An Undercover Cop's Guide To Avoiding Pickpockets, Luggage Theft, and Travel Scams" ISBN No. 0967130204, which can be ordered from our travel accessories website www.CorporateTravelSafety.com.
You may also visit Detective Coffey's travel safety blog located here, which contains over 300 pages of travel safety tips, as well as actual crime videos that show traveler victimization.