BPD Offering Free Self-Defense Program in East Boston

In response to the recent incidents in East Boston, the Boston Police Department - in association with Mayor Martin Walsh, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Representative Carlo Basile and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli - is offering a free self-defense program to East Boston community members titled: Street Smarts: Reducing Your Odds of Becoming a Victim. Sgt. Gary Eblan of the Boston Police Academy will be teaching the course. During the course, Instructor Eblan will discuss how an assailant chooses a victim, when and where an attack is likely to occur and how to make yourself a less attractive target. Community members who attend will gain a greater sense of their own abilities and understand the options available to them in case of an assault. Participants will be taught how to put together a plan designed to ‘Reduce Their Odds of Becoming a Victim’. 

The class is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the BCYF Paris Street Community Center located at 112 Paris Street in East Boston. 

The course is free and open to the public. If interested in attending or learning more about the seminar, please call the Boston Police Neighborhood Watch Unit at (617) 343-4345 or District A-7 Community Office at (617) 343-4752