The Coppell Police Department offers this program as a service to our citizens who would like to learn more about their general safety and if necessary, how to protect themselves in a situation that may demand physical action.
While providing this curriculum several times during the calendar year, we have also implemented a Self-Defense class for our female Coppell High School seniors who will be graduating and moving into the workforce or off to college. Both programs are comprehensive, informative and FUN!
Graduates of these programs have reported a definite increase in their confidence and safety awareness. Please read below for more information and contact information on how to inquire about future classes.
In today’s world, women find themselves living, working, or simply being in an environment where individuals may try to take advantage of them. Women have been, and will probably continue to be, victims to a variety of social and criminal injustices.
The class was developed to inform women how to protect themselves if the situation presents itself. The class sessions are held once a week for a six week period, with each class lasting two hours. The major focuses of the class are awareness and prevention. Many potentially dangerous situations can be prevented with very basic common sense security tips that apply to the every day life. Escaping is the second line of defense. The students learn how to get away from dangerous situations and if all else fails, the women learn techniques that may help them survive an attack.
What is taught in the class is not foolproof nor appropriate for every situation, but it does give women the confidence to know they may have an option; a tool they can use if need be. The goals of this class are:
- Helps develop a higher sense of awareness that may enable the student to avoid dangerous situations.
- Teaches the student how to react during situations that could be hazardous.
- Helps the student develop self-confidence as they realize they can fight back if they choose to do so - they can do something to protect themselves against a person much larger or stronger than they are.
- Teaches the student to be a survivor - not a victim.
This program is absolutely FREE to the participants. The self-defense class is a six week course that meets once a week on Thursday evenings. The program is geared for women that live or work in Coppell and are 18 years old and older. All classes are held at the Coppell Police Department's training room at 130 Town Center Blvd.
Enrollment for the next class is now closed.
Enrollment for the next women's self defense class scheduled to start Thursday May 2nd is now closed. All the slots have been filled. As a reminder to the new students, this is a six week course that will meet every Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Coppell Police Department from May 2nd to June 6th, 2013. For more information, contact Officer R.J. Harr at 972 304-3625 or by email at email@example.com Thank you to everyone that signed up!