The Broomfield Police are empowering women to be Her Own Hero.
Her Own Hero is a class designed to teach self-defense techniques and crime prevention tactics, according to Police Public Information Officer Rachel Haslett.
The free instructional program, which includes both basic and advanced classes, is intended to impart both physical and mental skills essential for women’s safety, Haslett said in a statement.
The basic course runs three hours and covers safety essentials, including boundaries, mindset, assertiveness and situational awareness.
“Participants will learn simple and effective safety techniques designed to build confidence,” Haslett wrote.
Women ages 18 and above who either reside or work in Broomfield are welcome to attend regardless of previous experience or fitness level, Haslett noted.
“The physical techniques we teach are easy to learn, no matter your physical fitness level or age,” she wrote. “If you have a specific concern (bad knee, injured shoulder, etc.), please let the instructors know so that techniques can be adapted to your needs.”
Her Own Hero basic classes are scheduled on Oct. 6, Oct. 25 and Nov. 2 from 6-9 p.m. at the Broomfield Community Center. Each class can accommodate up to 40 participants.
The class will go beyond teaching self-defense, it will allow space for survivors of violence to share their stories, Haslett said.
“It’s important to recognize the seriousness of these topics, but humor can also be healing, so we laugh and joke and have a good time together as well,” Haslett added.
The basic class starts with a lecture and discussion segment, followed by learning simple, effective physical techniques, Haslett explained.
The advanced class, which runs for five-hours, provides participants an opportunity to try out skills acquired during the basic course.
“We will review what you learned in the basic class, then learn additional physical techniques and have the opportunity to put it all into practice as you fight off an attacker,” Haslett wrote.
During advanced class drills, participants will take a risk assessment of their situation and then determine the best course of action, Haslett explained.
The first advanced class is scheduled on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Broomfield Community Center.
“Class size is limited and fills quickly,” Haslett said.
For more information email Jaime Hobbs at email@example.com or call 303-410-3889.