LPSO Offering Womens Self-Defense Seminar

The course is open to females ages 16 and older; participants under the age of 18 are required to have an adult chaperone on site.

Posted: Nov 16, 2021 8:47 AM
Updated: Nov 17, 2021 3:51 PM

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) is offering a women’s self-defense seminar, free to the public, next month.

The class was created by Sgt. Elizabeth Gangloff, who works in the training unit at LPSO.

The curriculum covers survival tactics such as strikes and blocks as well as education on how women can best protect themselves in a variety of scenarios. Participants will learn about the strengths and advantages they possess as females, as well as gain the necessary skills to use them properly.

The course is open to females ages 16 and older; participants under the age of 18 are required to have an adult chaperone on site.

The seminar is being held on Saturday, December 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, January 22, 2022. It will be held at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Complex (1825 W Willow St.) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A limited number of spots are available for the upcoming class. To register, contact Ashley Smith at Ashley.Smith@lafayettesheriff.com<mailto:Ashley.Smith@lafayettesheriff.com> or (337) 236-3941.

Follow the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page and other social media accounts for updates on future women’s self-defense classes scheduled for the public.

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