If you came face to face with a violent attacker, would you know what to do to protect yourself?
You may not realize that escaping and surviving an assault is 90% mental preparedness and only 10% physical preparedness. This means you must always be thinking ahead about the smart choices you would make in an unwanted encounter, such as being aware of your surroundings, avoiding confrontations, trusting your instincts, and taking the time to learn ways to reduce the risk of exposure to a violent crime.
This mentality applies to women of all ages, which is why the Lee County Sheriff’s Office invites you to register today for one of our 2-hour educational awareness, crime prevention programs known as S.A.F.E. (Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange). The key components of the S.A.F.E. class will provide attendees with personal safety information, basic physical techniques, a variety of options and common-sense strategies.
Each month, beginning September 1st, members of the Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit will hold a S.A.F.E. class with either a presentation specifically designed for mothers and daughters or women of all ages. All classes will be at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters located at 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers.
Below is the class schedule:
- Saturday, September 1, 2018 10:00 am-noon Open Registration
- Tuesday, October 19, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Mother | Daughter
- Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00 am-noon Open Registration
- Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Mother | Daughter
Classes are restricted to the first 20 participants who register online at www.eventbrite.com/e/safe-women-tickets-48462656109. You can also find the link by visiting our website at www.sheriffleefl.org. Additional dates will be released for 2019.
For more information, contact the Community Relations Unit at 258-3280.