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Ross Police to Host Personal Safety Program

Laws regarding the use of force, excessive force, requirements to retreat or flee, and the castle doctrine will be part of the discussion

The following information was provided by the Ross Township Police Department.

The Ross Township Police Department will be hosting a personal safety program at the Ross Community Center Gymnasium, 1000 Ross Municipal Drive, on Saturday, March 2 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This program is known as the S.A.F.E. Program and will be taught by Hank Hanasik of Team AMS. This program has been in existence since 1999 and Hank is an established instructor.  Officers of the Ross Township Police Department will be present and assisting in this vital training.

Self Awareness Fighting Exercises

The S.A.F.E. Program is designed to educate and empower any individual.

Instructional topics will include:

  • Environmental awareness: teaching ways to lessen chances of becoming a victim by providing tips to recognize dangerous situations and avoid them.
  • Personal awareness: allowing a person to realize their limitations and finding ways to compensate.
  • Law and society: discussing laws regarding the use of force, excessive force, requirements to retreat or flee, and the castle doctrine.
  • Self defense: techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. It will cover effective movements that will lesson your chances of becoming a victim. Non-traditional weapons like keys, hats, combs, shopping carts and even a car door will be part of this program.

If you plan to attend please wear clothing that will allow you to move freely in order to practice the movements and techniques that will be taught. 

Gym or workout clothing with tennis shoes is a good choice.

If you have further questions, contact Michael J. Thomas, Special Programs Coordinator, Ross Police Department, at 412-931-9070 Ext 128 or mjthomas@rosspolice.com.

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