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Free personal safety training for high school students offered by Bergen County PD

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PUBLIC SAFETY: The Bergen County Police Department is offering a two-part personal safety training course for high school students this week and next that includes instruction in self-defense.

The purpose is “to empower high school students by building knowledge, awareness and confidence,” the department said in a news release.

The safeguards and tips will “give students the tools to protect themselves and make informed decisions.” the department said in a news release.

The first is a lecture on how to be vigilant and aware of surroundings.

The second involves hands-on demonstration of basic self-defense tactics by county police officers certified in martial arts.

First session
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday (tomorrow)
WHERE: Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute, 281 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah

Second session
WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, May 20
WHERE: Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro Campus, 504 Rt. 46 West

RSVP: Det. Gidget Petry at with the date and location of the session you want to attend.

A parent permission form is required.

To get yours, click: PERMISSION FORM

Students are asked to bring the completed permission form to the training.

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