“The Best Defense,” A Free Self-Defense Workshop, Saturday, May 12th, at Kempsville Recreation Center

Registration required by May 5, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Don’t become a crime statistic! Attend “The Best Defense,” a free self-defense workshop brought to you by the Virginia Beach Police Department and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation.  Participants will increase awareness of the environment, learn about crime prevention, obtain personal safety tips, and learn how to escape from potentially dangerous situations.  Geared for ages 12 & up, this self-defense workshop features simple skills that participants will practice under the supervision of Virginia Beach Police Department instructors.  WHERE:  Kempsville Recreation Center; WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in.)

All participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and no jewelry.  Those under age 16 must participate with a parent or guardian.  Please note that for this free workshop a membership card is not required.  Register as soon as possible as this is a very popular workshop.  Registration will be accepted until May 5, 2012.  You may register by calling any Virginia Beach Recreation Center.  If you are a recreation center member and know your account number and PIN, you may register online at http://ezreg.vbgov.com  for class # 108842.

For more information about “The Best Defense,” please contact MPO Leta Krieger, Crime Prevention Unit at (757) 385-1324.  Please note:  You will not be able to register by calling this number.

The Virginia Beach Police Department is committed to providing a safe community and improving the quality of life for all people.  We accomplish this by delivering quality police services and enforcing laws with equity and impartiality.  In partnership with the community, we reduce crime through public education, prevention, and awareness.  For more information, visit www.vbgov.com/police.

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable, and value-focused system of parks, recreation, and public spaces that creates a sense of community.  For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), visit www.vbgov.com/parks.