Sheriff’s Corner With Sheriff Tracy Murphree

Sheriff’s Corner With Sheriff Tracy Murphree

Sheriff’s Corner With Sheriff Tracy Murphree

WOMAN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

The Woman’s Empowerment Program is a free class that teaches women about self-defense from a two-fold perspective – the mental and physical aspects. The first hour is in the classroom, and the second hour and a half you will hit bags, learn strikes, and how to get away from an attacker. It’s about survival and how to take care of yourself.

The program started in 2017, in part, because DCSO saw an increase in family violence. Women who are domestic violence survivors who have graduated from the program often come back to help teach.

Our mission is to empower women and give them the self-confidence and knowledge to take care of themselves in any situation.

According to Social Solutions, more than 10 million women and men in the United States are subjected to domestic violence every year. According to RAINN, millions of American women have been a victim of rape which is 90 percent of adult rape victims.

Sexual assault is never the victim’s fault, and it’s never too early to learn things they can do to protect themselves.

The four-part course is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and registration is required. It is offered once a month.

For more information, call the Denton County Sheriff’s Office at 940.349.1515. You can register by email at WEP@Dentoncounty.com. Please submit your full name along with contact information. Fifteen years and older can attend; additional details will be provided.

940.349.1600 | 127 N.Woodrow Lane STE. 300 | Denton, TX 76205 | dentoncounty.com/Departments/Sheriff.aspx


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