The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is proud to offer the citizens of Deschutes County an awareness and personal protection "Take Care, Be Aware" campaign.
Here's the rest of Thursday's news release from Capt. Shane Nelson:
In today's world, it's important for everyone to pay attention to what is going on around us. Your personal safety starts with an awareness of your surroundings and making decisions based on your observations.
Over the next couple of weeks. we will run a series of public service announcements. We will also have "Take Care Be Aware" information at our booth at the fair where you can pick up a brochure and bumper sticker and you can find important information on our website: sheriff.deschutes.org.
In addition, we are offering evening classes which provide you with specific information designed to:
- Heighten your personal awareness of your surroundings
- Teach you how to interpret a situation that doesn't seem right
- Train you on how to decide what your choices are in reacting
- Learn how to implement your decision
Our next class is September 18 at the main sheriff's office starting at 5:15 p.m. This one-of-a-kind training is key to knowing that your self-assessment of a situation is probably in the 40% to 70% range of being correct. You'll learn that waiting until you feel you are 100% certain, it may be too late.
This class will teach you that your personal safety starts with an awareness of your surroundings and making decisions based on your observations.
Come listen to instructors give you information on what to look for and hear some advice regarding steps to take in protecting yourself and your family. You will observe some basic self-defense tactics and leave with a complimentary personal protection device.
Your personal safety starts with you. Learn what to do when the unusual happens.