Leon County Sheriff's Office Women's Defense Course

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

Tuesday night's class was the first of a two part course where deputies discussed topics such as the survival mind-set and planning escapes. FBI statistics show on average, one out of every four women is a victim of sexual assault. That's why the Sheriff's Office is trying to make women aware of their everyday environment.

Sergeant Nancy Burns said, "Their not thinking about like a criminal thinks. Tonight we're going to give them that perspective. This is who's watching and what they're doing and how you can avoid being that target. You want to be a hard target."

Rhemy Brezin, who attended the course said, "At least some sense of what type of situations someone could attack you in, like, more likely than maybe what the broad, like, everybody thinks and hopefully something that can help me if I am attacked."

Next week's class will be the second part of the course where women will learn how to physically defend themselves.

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