safeS.A.F.E. Class Scheduled for Women

The Punta Gorda Police Department is offering another Self-Defense Awareness Familiarization and Exchange (S.A.F.E.) class, which will take place October 4, 2016.

The Punta Gorda Police Department is offering another Self-Defense Awareness Familiarization and Exchange (S.A.F.E.) class, which will take place October 4, 2016. The Police Department began providing the S.A.F.E. course to members of the community in 2010.

The S.A.F.E. program, developed by the National Self-Defense Institute, Inc., provides citizens with information and tactics that can be used by women during an attempted abduction or assault. The two-hour class includes a video presentation, lectures on preventative measures females can use, and one-on-one instruction on self-defense techniques.

Corporal Rebecca Grim, a certified instructor, will teach the class which will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Punta Gorda Police Department located at 1410 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda. Space is limited to the first 20 reservations. To reserve a spot in the class, call Corporal Rebecca Grim at (941) 639-4111 or e-mail her at rgrim@pgorda.us.

“Knowledge is power. While violent crimes against women are not common in our area, the best prevention is preparation. S.A.F.E. helps women prepare psychologically and physically for these events,” stated Chief Tom Lewis.

Prepared by:
Lieutenant Katie Heck
Community Services
Punta Gorda Police Department
(941) 575-5525