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Police and fire


Self-defense class for women slated

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department will host a self-defense class for women in September at the Hudson Town Hall.

The Rape Aggression Defense class is billed as “a practical self-defense course which teaches risk avoidance and escape techniques,” the sheriff’s department said.

Sheriff’s department officers will teach the class, which will include a short lecture, two nights of practicing techniques and a simulation on the last night.

The self-defense class runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24, 25 and 26.

Women can bring along their daughters, 12 and older, to share in the class.

Participants must make a $20 deposit that will be returned the third night.

To register, contact Sgt. Shari Dean at 260-668-1000, ext. 5130, or