Oswego police to offer self-defense course to female high school graduates

Oswego police station, 3355 Woolley Road, Oswego

The Oswego Police Department will offer a personal self defense course for female Oswego East High School and Oswego High School who recently graduated.

The course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. June 29 at the Oswego Police Public Safety Campus at 3355 Woolley Road and is limited to 20 participants.

The course is meant to educate and prepare outgoing seniors, whether they are going off to college or entering the workforce, to be more aware in their everyday lives and to have the self-confidence to defend themselves in any environment, according to the police department.

Participants are asked to wear workout-type clothing and refrain from wearing jewelry. If a participant has any pre-existing injuries, they should consult a doctor prior to attending.

This is a course that does include physical participation and exertion. A waiver of liability will need to be signed prior to attending the course, police said.

If under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must also sign the waiver. Participants need to be at least 16 years old.

Those interested can pre-register by completing an application form on the Oswego Police Department’s website at oswegoil.org/policeprograms.

Participants are chosen first-come, first-served.