Street Smart offers women’s self-defense and safety workshop

Street Smart offers women’s self-defense and safety workshop
Posted on 04/20/2016

The Redlands Police Department will again offer a personal self-defense and safety seminar designed especially for women, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Redlands Community Center Gymnasium.

The seminar, part of the Redlands Police Department’s Street Smart program, is designed to increase participants’ level of awareness and minimize their risk of victimization.

The seminar is designed for women and girls from ages 13 and up and will include a personal safety presentation as well as hands-on training.

The class includes presentations by members of the Redlands Police Department, hands-on training in self-defense tactics and a personal safety question and answer session.

Participants should bring water and wear loose clothing and comfortable tennis shoes.

The cost for the seminar is $15. All of the fees collected will be applied to the Street Smart After School Self Defense program.

Street Smart is an afterschool self-defense program for children and teens taught by Redlands Police officers. Now in its eighth year, Street Smart is designed for kids from 6 and up. Classes are held at 4 p.m. on Fridays at the Redlands Community Center. Scholarships are available.

Space for the women’s self-defense and safety workshop is limited to the first 36 people registered. To register for either program call (909) 798-7572 or email personalsafety@redlandspolice.org. The Redlands Community Center is located at 111 W. Lugonia Ave. Visit Street Smart on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StreetSmartRedlands