A Tactical Training class for women will take place Nov. 8 in the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SWRC) conference room 256.
The class will be instructed by ACU Police Department officers Sheila Barton and Randy Motz. There is not any cost or additional fee to attend the course. The information participants will receive is priceless, said Joel Swedlund, SWRC executive director. The course is not just available to students; female employees also have the chance to learn self-defense through the course.
ACUPD Lieutenant Randy Motz said the goal of the class is to inform and make sure women on campus are equipped with the self-defense skills to prevent altercations from happening and physically protect themselves if needed.
“Our goal is to not make fighters out of these women,” Motz said. “We simply want to make sure they are acquired with the knowledge and tools to stay out of harm’s way.”
Motz said this will be an opportunity for women to learn in a safe environment. He said there are plans for another tactical training class at Dillard Hall for its residents.
The SWRC has offered self-defense classes since it first opened. Last fall, with input from students and with the help of a few departments on campus, the SWRC refreshed the class and created Tactical Training for Women.
There is a limited amount of space in the course. For information, (325) 674-6600.