Friday, October 16, 2009

KCPD now offering Women’s Personal Safety Seminars starting Nov. 14


The Kansas City Missouri Police Department is now offering Women’s Personal Safety Seminars monthly, with the first to be Nov. 14 at the Police Academy, 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road.

The four-hour class focuses on awareness, prevention, streetwise caution and self defense. Kansas City Police Academy instructors and other KCPD officers teach the class, which features hands-on activities and question-and-answer sessions.

Women can register now for either the Nov. 14 or Dec. 12 class. You must be at least 12 years old to participate. The course will run from 8 a.m. to noon on both dates, and the cost is $25. Registration information is below. Preregistration is required. Police plan to continue offering the class on the second Saturday of every month into 2010.

The course will cover many topics, including: self defense techniques; identity theft prevention; and safety tips for the home, car, purses, shopping, exercising and more. Women from throughout the Kansas City metro area are invited to participate.

KCPD also welcomes organizations who would be willing to sponsor individual women or groups of women to attend the class. For more information about sponsorships, please contact Captain Chelly Pfeifer at 816-413-3416.

To register, women should fill out
this form and return it with a check or money order (should be made out to the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners) to:

Angela McCune
Kansas City Police Academy
6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road
Kansas City, MO 64119

Women with questions about the seminar should call 816-413-3500.