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Deputies offer self defense classes to keep up with demand

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Region 8 women beat up local law enforcement officers Saturday morning in a self defense class.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Department offered its first ever self defense class to teach both the mental and physical sides of protection.

During the eight hours of instruction, participants learned how to properly punch, kick and even identify a predator.

Randy Sharp is a training officer and said the session is not only meant to be fun and entertaining, but also informative and life-changing.

"That's why I became a police officer, to help people and to protect people who can't defend themselves," said Deputy Sharp. "Well, everyone needs to be able to defend themselves to a point because there's not always a police officer there."

Fifteen women participated, but there was a waiting list of at least 50 more.

Deputy Sharp said the department will offer this class at least two or three more times this year to keep up with the demand.

 

 

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