I think it's important for a woman to be able to take care of herself, that's why I hope as many women as possible sign up for this women's self defense class January 18th. Here's the scoop from Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Bill Davis:




The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is offering a Women’s Self-Defense Class on Jan. 18 for residents of Bossier Parish.

The class will run from 9 a.m. – noon at the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City.  The training is provided free of charge and is limited to 40 applicants.  Daughters and female siblings 14 years and older may enroll as long as they are accompanied by an adult.  Although there is no cost for the training, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office is asking for your support of their food bank program, Bossier Parish:  Operation Blessing, by bringing some canned goods or non-perishable food items as donations.  Also, be sure and wear comfortable clothing because of the “hands-on” training.

“Teaching self-defense helps heighten ladies’ situational awareness and encourages them to become more alert to their surroundings to avoid becoming victims of crime,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.  “It also gives them some basic skills and confidence to protect themselves at home or in the community so they’re prepared in case of an emergency.”

Call the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy at 318-965-3525 to sign up.