Officer Tuckie Shaver, the crime prevention specialist for the Boise Police Department, held a women’s self defense on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.
Shaver believes everyone needs to be proactive in their community. She begins the class by saying, “If you see something, say something.” Shaver then brought Bob the dummy in as a tool to help students target the right areas for defense. It is a short class, but many students go away feeling more confident.
According to Shaver, pepper spray is more effective than mace and can be purchased at most sporting goods stores.
“The main thing is to be prepared, alert and trust your instincts. Don’t stare at the ground texting and walking alone at night,” Shaver said.
Avery Roberts and Skye Hetherington, resident assistants at Boise State, sponsored the event at the Student Union Building.
Officer Shaver will hold these classes based on interest.