Franklin, TN – According to statistics, 78 women are forcibly raped every hour in the United States. Just as startling: One out of four college women reported being sexually assaulted sometime during their four years of school.
The Franklin Police Department is proud to offer free self-defense training to women who live or work in Williamson County. The training incorporates awareness building, prevention, risk reduction & avoidance, as well as hands-on self-defense training by experienced police officers.
Williamson women have the opportunity to pick from one of two, four-part series offerings that begin in February. All classes meet from 6pm – 9pm at Franklin Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Avenue. Space is limited, and registration is required.
The 12-hour program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. Mothers & daughters are encouraged to attend this free training together.
Helping to provide this training is something that I always look forward to,” said RAD Instructor, Officer Rose Steagall. “Participants walk away from this experience with a renewed feeling of confidence that they can avoid or overcome an attacker, we just show them how.”