SPD's Enhancing the Survival Mindset Classes Open for this Fall

Ofc. Teresa Fuller


Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 4:44 p.m.


The Spokane Police Department is offering the Enhancing the Survival Mindset (ESM) women’s self-defense class again this fall. ESM offers participants hands-on self-defense and safety awareness training by Spokane Police officers.

The Enhancing the Survival Mindset Level 1 course offers participants the opportunity to learn the basics of self-defense. The course consists of a classroom portion where participants will receive information on crime statistics, situational awareness, and information on enhancing their survival mindset. Hands-on training introduces participants to defensive tactics techniques and places participants into realistic scenarios. A participant's survival mindset will determine the outcome of these scenarios. Attendees must be at least middle school aged (allowed when accompanied by a guardian) or older to participate. There is a $25 charge to cover the costs associated with the class.

  • ESM Level 1 will be held on the following dates:
    • Monday, September 19, 2016, from 6 - 10 p.m.
    • Monday, October 3, 2016, from 6 - 10 p.m.

Enhancing the Mindset Level 2 is the next step in the reinforcement and development of the survival mindset. Participants are exposed to more hands on training and approximately six new scenarios that will enhance schemas for real life survival. Attendees must be at least middle school aged (allowed when accompanied by a guardian) and older to participate and must have completed Level One. There is a $25 charge to cover the costs associated with the class.

  • ESM Level 2 will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016, from 6 - 10 p.m.

To register and for more information, go to Citizen Training. There are scholarships available for those who need financial assistance.



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