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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Spring 2020 Personal Safety for Women Classes Offered

The City of Carbondale Police Department will be offering Personal Safety for Women classes over the next few months. The classes, which are geared toward sexual assault prevention, are designed to teach women prevention and precaution methods and how to escape from an attack should one occur. 

The class consists of a lecture (which focuses on Alertness, Prevention, Precaution, and Preparation) and two hands-on workshop sessions (during which students will learn techniques for escaping from an attacker). Classes are taught by officers from the Carbondale Police Department. 

Participants must be at least 13 years of age. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult, and have a release signed by a parent. Class size is limited to 20 people. The classes are free. We also encourage women who have taken the class previously to sign up for the workshop sessions as a refresher course. 

There are four separate classes offered.  Participants need only to sign up for only one of the following class options being offered.   

Option # 1

March 17 - Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. Lecture Portion 

March 24 - Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. Workshop #1 

March 31 - Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. Workshop #2

Option #2

March 21 - Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lecture & Workshops #1 and #2

Option #3

April 4 - Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lecture & Workshops #1 and #2

Option #4

April 16   - Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Lecture Portion 

April 23 - Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Workshop #1 

April 30 - Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Workshop #2

If you have any questions or wish to sign up for a class please call 618- 457-3200 ext. 402 or send an e-mail to 

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