Burlington County Sheriff’s Department announces Women’s Self-Defense Workshop

According to officials, the program assists residents in becoming proactive about their own safety.

Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield has announced that her department will be hosting a Women’s Self-Defense Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

The program will be held at the Burlington County Human Services Building, 795 Woodlane Road, in Westampton from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“We are proud to provide our residents with another opportunity to become proactive about their own safety,” Stanfield said. “We saw a tremendous turnout last year. Participants were excited to learn the essential skills needed to become more aware of their surroundings, their actions, and the actions of others.”

According to Stanfield, this free program is being offered to Burlington County women who are over the age of 18 along with teenagers between the ages of 14 to 17 that are accompanied by an adult female guardian.

Attendees are reminded to wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes are required for this program.

“Our goal is to bring the critically important skills of self-defense to women in a safe, comfortable, and welcoming setting.” Stanfield said. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this incredible program.”

To register, call the Community Services Unit at (609) 265–3788 or email jnapier@co.burlington.nj.us.