Basically, you’ll learn how to protect yourself

    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Crookston Police Department will offer Safety Awareness Training to the public Thursday, July 27 at RiverView Health in Crookston.

    The event is free. The session will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Minnesota Room. Enter through the Rehab Entrance on the south side of the building.

    The class will consist of basic principles in proactively protecting yourself. The session will include classroom discussion on situation awareness, potential threats and hazards found in any community. Hands-on practical exercises on basic self-defense from an unwanted approach or attack will also be shared. Note that this is not a class or lesson in fighting or martial arts.

    Class topics will include:

    •    Situational awareness and preparedness
    • Identifying risks or potential threats
    • Being mentally and physically prepared for an unwanted attack
    • How to be a good witness
    • Police reporting
    • Verbal Skills
    • Escapes (front and rear attacks)
    • Strikes
    • Blocks
    • Positioning