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Self-Defense Awareness Program for Women

Date Added: July 16, 2018 12:12 pm

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Lt. Jason Sampsell
386-775-5482 office
386-804-8434 cell


The Orange City Police Department is hosting a self-defense awareness program for women. Classes are to be held monthly.  The next class is scheduled for August 2, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Orange City Council Chambers located at 201 N. Holly Avenue. 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 are crimes 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 police department effort to stop 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. This is a public event and photos will be taken during the class.

Register for classes by contacting Sergeant Rolly Cavida at or 386-851-7561.

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