NCSO offers women’s self defense course
The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office now offers a Women’s Basic Self Defense and Personal Safety Course.
The NCSO will offer the course four times a year with a class size limit of 12 participants.
“The course, which is offered at no cost to students, will provide the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce the chances of becoming victimized during an attack,” said Sheriff Bill Leeper.
The sheriff’s office will also provide safety plans for women to use while traveling locally and abroad, which includes entering and exiting your home, as well as other frequented places such as parking lots, retail stores and restaurants. The Women’s Basic Self Defense and Personal Safety Class is a basic self defense and safety awareness program that covers various topics, including daily personal safety practices and basic self defense tactics.
To be eligible for participation you must meet the following requirements:
• Be a female resident of Nassau County at least 13 years of age. All participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver of liability.
• Wear appropriate attire, such as workout type clothing, shorts, jogging pants, T-shirts and tennis shoes. No skirts, dresses, low-cut shirts, flip-flops or heeled footwear will be allowed.
All participants, regardless of age, will be required to sign a waiver of liability form to participate.
All classes will be held at the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Training Room located at 77151 Citizens Circle, Yulee and each class is two hours long. For additional information or questions, contact NCSO’s Training Division at 904-548-4031. The next class will be held May 22 from 6-8 p.m.