Personal Safety for Women

Personal Safety Classes

The Carbondale Police Department offers Personal Safety classes for women. The classes are geared toward sexual assault prevention and how to escape from an attack should one occur.

The class consists of a lecture, which focuses on prevention, precaution, and preparation. Two hands-on workshop sessions, during which students will learn techniques for escaping from an attacker. Classes are taught by officers who are certified as Pressure Point and Control Tactics Instructors.

Participant Requirements & Class Information

Participants must be at least 13 years of age. Persons under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult and have a release signed by a parent.

Class size is limited to 20 participants. We encourage women who have taken the class previously to sign up for the workshop sessions as a refresher course. Class times vary throughout the calendar year and are free of charge.