Williston police to offer women

Nov. 20, 2008

Williston Police Officer Jamin Whitehead will host a Rape Aggression Defense class in January. The class is open to women who live in Williston, and is free of charge.

“The class is designed to empower women and give them some basic self defense options they can use when placed in a dangerous situation,” Whitehead said.

The class runs for four consecutive weeks beginning on Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. Space is limited to the first 20 women who sign up — the deadline is Dec. 29. Those under age 18 must provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian to take the class.

The first class will be held in the Community Room at the Williston Police Department. The remaining classes will be held in the Williston Central School gym. To sign up, call Williston Police at 878-6611 or stop by the department at 7928 Williston Road.

— Marianne Apfelbaum, Observer staff