Time: 9 to 11 a.m.
Location: Winter Park Police Department
Who can attend: Girls/women ages 14 and up
Participants per class: Min. 10; Max. 30
Master Police Officer Liza Cieszynski at
firstname.lastname@example.org a or 407-599-3248
Master Police Officer Javier Rodriguez at
email@example.com or 407-599-3301
Master Police Officer James Whitman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-599-3507
Upcoming classes have been scheduled for May, July, September and November! Please check SAFEwithWPPD and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to receive notification when seats have been released for each month.
What is the S.A.F.E. Program?
It is an initiative to STOP Violence Against Teenage and Adult Women.
“S.A.F.E.” (an acronym for Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange) is a FREE unparalleled 2-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program designed by the National Self-Defense Institute. This program encompasses Strategies, Techniques, Options, and Prevention – that provides teenaged & adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the basic physical aspects of self-defense.
The Winter Park Police Department in partnership with the Victim Service Center of Central Florida is conducting women’s S.A.F.E. classes for women who work and live in the City of Winter Park. This project is funded by a grant from the Winter Park Community Foundation funds of the Community Foundation of Central Florida, Inc. Participants will become familiar with the “survival mindset” and practice several techniques for avoiding potential abduction encounters perpetrated against women.
“If you were targeted for a violent attack, you are only guaranteed there will be one person there to defend you and that person is you…YOU are your best defense.”