for immediate release
July 28, 2004

N E W S   R E L E A S E

Two free classes in the interest of public safety are being offered in August by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

A Childrens' Self-Defense and "Stranger Danger" session is scheduled for Monday evening, August 16. The class begins at 6:00 that evening, and is intended for ages 5 - 12.

A Womens' self-Defense seminar will be held on Thursday, August 19, beginning at 6:00 o'clock. This class is appropriate for teens, adults, and seniors; girls under 18 must bring a parent or legal guardian.

Both classes are free of charge, and both will be held at the Martial Arts Academy of Fort Walton Beach, 42 Garnett Avenue, off Eglin Parkway across from K-Mart.

Pre-registration is not required for either class. For more information, call Kathleen Larney, Crime Prevention Specialist, at 609-2005, or visit the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office web page at Click here to view flyer.


for more information contact Sgt. Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420