Free women's protection classes offered

From: Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County Public & Government Affairs, 503-742-5917

Media and Interested Parties

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 on Sunday, Aug. 14.

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:

  • Profiles of offenders
  • Where you are most at risk
  • Personal self-defense techniques
  • Strategies for dating safety
  • Personal defense devices and weapons of opportunity
  • Safety considerations when home or out and about
  • What to do if victimized

The second class, Self-Defense Tactics for Women, is a physical hands-on class designed for women age 14 and over from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and will teach:

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

Registration for either class is required and closes Aug. 9. Class size is very 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 the event, or for media coverage inquiries, contact Community Corrections Supervisor Rex M. Mercer at 503-722-6017.