Knox Police Department to Host Women’s Self-Defense Class in February

A women’s self defense class will be offered by the Knox City Police Department in the month of February.

On Saturday, February 16th the officers from the Knox PD will host a four hour training session at in the Knox High School Gymnasium. It will begin at 9 a.m., following registration.

This free training is intended to teach techniques that will provide effective ways to evade and counter attacks. The class is open to women of all athletic abilities. Participant must be at least 10-years-old to attend the class and girls under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.  

On the day of, attendees are encouraged to bring a hydration source and to wear appropriate clothing that will allow them to move freely. They’re also asked to enter through door number 5, near the east parking lot.

The deadline to RSVP for the event is Saturday, February 9th. If you have any questions or you’d like to sign up, contact Police Chief Harold Smith by emailing or call 574-772-7542.

The force’s recent hire Travis Schieber will likely be assisting with the class, as he also participated in the training that the North Judson Police Department held back in the fall.

In addition to the-self defense course, Chief Smith said the Department is considering the possibility of hosting a sign language class since Officer Schieber is fluent in sign language.

 Smith said there have been a handful of people who requested a basic course to help with their careers or to be able to better communicate with family members who sign.