Naperville Police to Offer Self-Defense Workshop on Oct. 9

In recognition of October being Crime Prevention Month, the Naperville Police Department is offering a free women’s self-defense workshop on Tuesday, October 9.

The department’s A Safer Naper campaign for October focuses on crime prevention strategies, including those that will be taught at the workshop to improve personal safety, make attendees harder targets and minimize their chances of becoming a victim.

The Naperville Police Department has partnered with One Light Self-Defense to conduct the workshop, which will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9 at Safety Town, 1320 Aurora Avenue. Registration is required and can be completed online at

The workshop will teach attendees how to avoid an attack but also prepare them to defend themselves in the event one does occur. Attendees will learn avoidance tactics, offensive and defensive techniques to get away from an attacker quickly and specific methods to use in case of chokes, grabs and hair pulls.

Naperville is a safe community, but it is not a crime-free community. The Naperville Police Department urges residents and visitors to practice crime prevention strategies daily in an effort to make Naperville “A Safer Naper.” For more information, visit

About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at