In an effort to provide its citizens with education on how to boost their personal safety, police from Detroit, Michigan, are offering a class aimed at equipping attendees with the tools necessary to avoid becoming a victim of crime, The Associated Press reports.
While education is among the primary objectives of the class, officers will also be teaching a number of skills as well. For instance, police are expecting to instruct those in attendance how to safely use personal safety tools such as pepper spray, whistles and other self-defense techniques. Pupils can also expect to learn how to recognize signs of an attack, according to the news source.
While crime has been on the decline over the last several decades in the city, police are still keen on providing residents with the knowledge necessary to protect themselves as the crime rate is still well above the average for Michigan.
Although carrying pepper spray is an effective way to ward off a potential attacker, it is not effective if one does not know how to use it properly. Experts suggest practicing with the device to ensure that one knows how to use it if the need ever arises.