NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. — The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it still has openings for their Jan. 17 and Jan. 30 women’s self defense classes.


The women’s basic self-defense class and personal safety class is a basic self-defense, and safety awareness program that covers various topics including daily personal safety practices and basic self-defense tactics.

Sheriff Bill Leeper says that the program is, “offered at no cost to students, will provide the knowledge and hands-on experience to reduce the chances of becoming victimized during an attack.”

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To be eligible to participate you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a female resident of Nassau County at least 13 years of age (all participants under the age of 18 must have a signed waiver of liability by their parent/guardian)
  • Wear appropriate attire. Workout type clothing, shorts, jogging pants, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. No skirts, dresses, low cut shirts, flip-flops, or heeled type footwear will be allowed.
  • All participants, regardless of age, will be required to sign a waiver of liability form to participate.

The NCSO will be offering these classes four times a year. The class limit size is 12 participants.

Participants can not take both classes. It is either one or the other.

The sheriff’s office will also provide safety plans while traveling locally and abroad. This includes entering and exiting your home, as well as other frequented places such as parking lots, retail lots, and restaurants.

All classes will be held at Nassau County Sheriff’s Office training room, located at 77151 Citizens Circle in Yulee. Each class is two hours long.

For additional information or questions contact Nicole Maddox with NCSO’s public affairs office at 904-548-4020 or you can email at [email protected]

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