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Harris County to Host Free Personal Safety Class for College-Bound Women


July 7, 2024

By Natalie Cook Clark


Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 5 is hosting a free Personal Safety Class for college-bound women. This will be third summer when this course has been offered to help Katy area women ahead of going to college.

Free Class This Week

This Wednesday, July 10, 2024 Harris County Constable’s Office will host a free Personal Safety Course for college-bound women. The course is free and will be held at CrossRoad Church (700 Westgreen Blvd.) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The course was born from the popular Women’s Self Defense Course that Precinct 5 offers multiple times a year. This class is specifically designed to help young women getting ready to go to college.


“I can’t teach self-defense in three hours,” says instructor Lt. Roy Guinn. “I focus heavily on education and teach participants how to spot danger from a distance.”

Not Being Aware is Dangerous

Last year when teaching this course at the University of Houston, Lt. Guinn noticed when he was in a hallway how everyone was either on their phone or had earbuds in.


“When out in public, not being aware is very dangerous,” says Lt. Guinn who recalls a horrific assault of a Houston woman. During the investigation is was discovered that she had been followed for a very long time by her attacker. The victim was unaware of this danger until it was too late.


“Most suspects are known to follow their victims,” says Lt. Guinn. “We want everyone to be aware because if you are aware, you will have more options available to keep yourself safe.”


This level of awareness is a big point in the education portion of the course. Lt. Guinn says that from their they teach women how to react to dangers at long distance, medium distance, and short distance. The further away the risk, the better chances a victim has at escape.


The course will end with basic strikes that emphasize on where and how to strike.


“The goal though is to not fight,” says Lt. Guinn. “Most people don’t want to fight. and the mission is to avoid that scenario.”


The course is free and open to the public. No sign-up is necessary.

For more information about programs offered by the Harris County Constable’s Office, visit their website.

2 commentaires

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flower23 skeinc
a day ago

This summer will mark the phrazle third time that the course has been provided to assist women in the Katy region in preparing for college.


Colby Adkins
Colby Adkins
a day ago

This level of awareness is emphasized heavily throughout the course's educational component. Lt. Guinn claims that they train women how to react to dangers from a long distance. eggy car

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