Just one week after police announced the class the 20 spots were filled, said Officer Michelle Berling, one of three instructors.
“It’s a very popular program,’’ Berling said. “If this one fills up, we’ll try to schedule another one later in April or May.”
Berling also said those who get together a group or employers who want to offer a class to employees can call the police department to schedule a class.
The free class runs from 6-8 p.m., at the West Chester Township police station, 9577 Beckett Road. It is open to teens and adults who are at least 16 years or older. Up to 20 individuals will be accepted for each class.
Instruction will be given in how to be prepared and confident when faced with a potentially dangerous confrontation.
Classes cover being self-confidence, mental preparedness, awareness of surroundings or people, running away from the situation, and taking some sort of action, including striking the aggressor in key areas.
Participants should be dressed in comfortable clothing to fully participate and practice lessons taught, Berling said.