Latest Weather Blog
BRPD ramps up recruiting efforts offering self-defense class
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is filling out their ranks, not only with police officers, but with individuals that help aid officers as well. That person could be you or someone you know.
Corporal Rendy Richard visited News 2 at 4 on Wednesday to talk about the department's efforts to get more people involved with local police.
Beyond the officer aid positions mentioned in the video, Baton Rouge Police is also offering an Equalizer Women's Self-Defense class as yet another way to bring about a safer community. The class will be held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy, located at 9000 Airline Hwy. The class times are from 6:00pm until 10:00pm for each session. There is no charge to attend the class which is open to women over the age of 13. Participants should wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity.
The course covers: facts about violence against women, reducing the risk of becoming a victim, defensive striking, common grab defenses, head-lock defenses, bear hug defenses, striking and knife defense and group escapes.
Participants must attend all 4 sessions to be certified.
Class size is limited so participants should register early by visiting the event's evenbrite.com page by clicking here.
You can get the full details for Corporal Richard by checking out the attached video.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Pool company a no-show following repair requests
USACE to begin the largest study on the Mississippi River
Crawfisherman rescued after spending 24 hours stranded in swamp
Nursing home with history of problems once again under microscope after resident...
One person injured in reported shooting on O'Neal Lane
LSU baseball prepares for NCAA Regional play
LSU, Tulane to meet in first round of Baton Rouge Regional as...
LSU president reminisces during team trip to DC
Southern baseball sweeps Arkansas-Pine Bluff to finish out regular season
A candid conversation with Kim Mulkey - Watch the half-hour special on...