Sunday May 23, 2004

FPD hosts personal safety class

The Fayetteville Police Department is again hosting a personal safety and awareness class for local residents of all ages.

The class is Thursday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Depot, 250 Lanier Ave. East.

Topics to be covered include various protection, prevention and escape techniques, awareness of your environment, techniques for survival and making safety checklists for home, children, auto and travel needs.

Instructor Debbie Chambers, a detective for the police department, said the class is a “great opportunity” for young women heading off to college to learn basic self-defense and escape moves.

“It will also teach them to be more aware and alert in their new college environment,” Chambers said.

Instructor Beverly Trainor encourages moms to bring their daughters to the class.

“It’s a fun class, with topics and scenarios everyone can relate to,” Trainor said.

Statistics show that a residential burglary occurs every 14 seconds in America and a violent crime is reported every 21 seconds.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact Chambers or Trainor at 770-461-4441.


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