Clackamas County Community Corrections, Sheriff's Office offer free safety/defense classes for women Nov. 3; registration closes Oct. 28

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: October 23, 2013, 1:44 p.m.

Media and Interested Parties


Clackamas County Community Corrections and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will offer two free public-safety education classes for women age 14 and over on Sunday, November 3, 2013:

1. 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

2. The second class, "Self-defense Tactics for Women," is a physical, hands-on class from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It's designed for women ages 14 and older, and will teach:

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

Pre-registration is required, and registration closes Monday, October 28. 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


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