SCSO hosting women’s safety course Feb. 21

Published 4:16 pm Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The SCSO will host a women’s safety course on Feb. 21. (File)

The SCSO will host a women’s safety course on Feb. 21. (File)


COLUMBIANA–The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will host a Women’s Safety Course on Feb. 21. The class will focus on awareness and prevention while also giving participants the tools to address a dangerous situation if necessary.

This is a “hands on” class involving practice scenarios and some defensive tactics. The goal of the women’s safety class is to give females a better understanding of situational awareness and current safety issues with a focus on the prevention of threatening situations as well as how to survive during an assault or other dangerous event.

The one-day course is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. The course will be taught by deputies who are certified defensive tactics instructors.

Class size is limited and expected to fill quickly. The deadline for registration is Feb. 17.

If interested, please download an application from Applications can be faxed to 669-3865, attn: Lt. Clay Hammac or emailed to