The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will present a workshop on holiday preparedness on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Poway City Council Chambers. Sponsored by the Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps (PNEC), the workshop will focus on safety tips to keep from being victimized over the holiday season.

PNEC President Terri Sorensen said that the FBI reports nearly 400,000 burglaries nationwide during November and December alone. “Because it is such a joyful and blessed season, some people fail to consider the spike in home burglaries,” she said. “There are precautions and preventative measures people can learn from this presentation.”