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Personal Safety for Women
Fairfax County Police Department are hosting this personal safety workshop, designed to introduce women to a variety of self-protective options in a short, non-physical, discussion format. The basic workshop covers: prevention strategies and the pros and cons of various options for ending an attack.
Discussion is designed to help people identify their risks and evaluate their strengths, and to explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence.
In this personal safety workshop, the emphasis is placed on options, not rigid safety rules. A personal safety workshop is a great place to explore some available options to see which feel comfortable. Among the options discussed are weapons, strange behavior, verbal strategies, and physical fighting. No physical skills are taught in the workshop, but information on classes will be provided to those who want to learn physical self-defense.
Personal Safety Workshops are FREE and are for adult women. They do not include any physical self-defense skills training.
For further information, contact MPO Robert Urps; Robert.Urps@Fairfaxcounty.gov