Purdue University Northwest Police and Hammond Police offer free self-defense training for women

February 22, 2024
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Safety is a top priority at Purdue University Northwest. We are proud to announce our annual self-defense training for women. The class will be offered on Thursday, March 14th, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Lawshe Hall Room 131. 

Hammond Police Officers Daniel Mohoi, David DeBoer and Officer Josette Quiroga from the Schererville Police Department will be instructing the class. All three are expert instructors who have training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and other martial arts. They currently provide in-service training in self-defense at the Hammond and Schererville Police Departments.

The program is called “Fight Like A Girl” and has been taught throughout Lake and Porter counties. The program has been incredibly well received at PNW, and we are pleased to offer it once again. In our training session participants are given suggestions on how to avoid dangerous situations and how to get away from an attacker.

The training is free. The first 35 campus members who respond will be registered. Please reply to Michelle Ciesar (PNWPD) at this email address mciesar@pnw.edu with your name and a phone number. We plan to offer future classes if you cannot attend this one.