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County Police Teaching Teen Self-Defense at Mahwah Campus

Registration for a seminar Thursday is now open.

Local high schoolers can get an introduction to self-defense from some area experts at a clinic happening in Mahwah this week.

The Bergen County Police Department announced Tuesday it is offering a Personal Safety Training seminar for teens this week. The course will have two parts, a lecture, and a hands-on demonstration from Bergen County Police Officers who are certified in martial arts.

The class, the BCPO release said, is meant to “empower high school students by building their knowledge, awareness and confidence. The “safeguards” and tips conveyed during this class will give students the tools to protect themselves and make informed decisions.”

The class will be offered at two locations:

  • Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute – Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. – 281 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah
  • Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro Campus – Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. – 504 Rt. 46 West

Required permission slips are available at available at http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/holdharmless. Interested students should RSVP to Det. Gidget Petry at petry@bcoem.org with the date and location they wish to attend.

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Mona Lot May 29, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Are you sure this is not considered "BULLYING" just saying

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