The Orange City Police Department is hosting a new self-defense awareness program for women. Classes will be held monthly with the July class scheduled for Saturday July 7, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Orange City Council Chambers located at 201 N. Holly Avenue. Spots are filling up quickly. Self- Awareness and Familiarization Exchange or S.A.F.E. is a unique course designed to provide women with personal safety information and an introduction to the physical aspects of self-defense. S.A.F.E. is a 2-hour class and teaches that 90% of self-defense is awareness, risk reduction and avoiding confrontation, while only 10% is physical. The program is taught by Orange City Police Department S.A.F.E. certified instructors.
“Taking responsibility and educating yourself is the first step in staying safe. Violent crimes often include the element of opportunity, and when you remove the element of opportunity, you reduce the risk of attack. This program is based upon this concept and the S.A.F.E. program is an additional effort to reduce violence against women,” said Orange City Deputy Police Chief Wayne M. Miller.
S.A.F.E. classes are two (2) hours long and class size is limited to 25 participants. Classes are only open to women. Participants must be at least 15 years of age; participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge to attend.
Register for classes by contacting Sergeant Rolly Cavida at moc.y1540107524ticeg1540107524naror1540107524uo@ad1540107524ivacr1540107524 or 386-851-7561.
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