Clackamas County

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County offers two free public safety education classes to women Sunday, Feb. 12

Clackamas County Community Corrections and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office will be offering two free public safety education classes for women age 14 and over Sunday, Feb. 12. The first class, Personal Protection Strategies for Women, is a classroom presentation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will discuss:

  • Where you are most at risk

  • Personal self-defense techniques

  • Strategies for dating safety

  • Personal defense devices and weapons of opportunity
  • Safety considerations when at home or not
  • What to do if victimized
  • Profiles of offenders 

The second class, Self-defense Tactics for Women, is a physical hands-on class designed for women age 14 and older from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will teach:  

  • Kicking techniques
  • Striking techniques
  • Escape techniques
  • Defensive postures
  • Assailant target areas

Pre-registration is required and registration closes Feb. 5. Class size is limited. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Classes will be held in the Clackamas area. The location will be provided during registration. To register for a class, contact Rex M. Mercer at 503-722-6017 or rexmer@clackamas.us.

Note to assignment editors: Not for public release due to space limitations. Training will be held at Clackamas County Fire District Training Center, 15990 SE 130th Ave., Clackamas. Coverage is welcome if you call ahead.