Community watch meeting focuses on personal protection

Oct. 15, 2013 @ 09:46 AM


Members and guests of the Kittrell Community Watch recently gathered at the Kittrell Community House to learn about training opportunities for personal protection.

Edward Woodlief, president of the Community Watch, called the meeting to order. He introduced deputy Donny Thomas, who is the principle crime investigator for the Kittrell area.

Patricia Rogers gave the invocation.

David Woodlief was the main speaker for the evening. Members of Woodlief’s family successfully defended themselves against an armed home invasion in 2011 using methods he taught them. The invasion inspired Woodlief to train others and become an advocate of personal protection. He is now certified by the N.C. Department of Justice to teach concealed handgun carry courses and is also certified by the National Rifle Association to instruct several firearms courses and seminars.

During the presentation, Woodlief outlined national and area crime rates and played a brief video on a four-hour seminar he teaches entitled, “Refuse to be a Victim.”

An extended question and answer session followed the presentation, after which a door prize drawing was held.

For more information about the courses he offers, Woodlief can be contacted at (252) 213-0076. His website is

The next Kittrell Community Watch meeting is scheduled for Nov. 21.