Spaces still available for law enforcement self-defense training

October 31

JOLIET – Spaces are still available for the specialized self-defense training for law enforcement officers on Nov. 5-6 at the Illinois State Rifle Association Shooting Range near Kankakee.

The training is offered free to law enforcement officers through a partnership between Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and the Illinois State Crime Commission (ISCC).

Training involves the Krav Maga self-defense system. The sessions will feature hand-to-hand combat and tactical self-defense training as well as close-quarter handgun defense training and an introduction to the AR15 tactical assault rifle.

Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces and has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the United States. The simple, effective self-defense system emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques and realistic training scenarios. Krav Maga training complies with use-of-force standards for police officers in the United States.

The training will be conducted by self-defense specialists from Israeli Combat Krav Maga based in Indianapolis. The instructional staff consists of sworn law enforcement officers.

The Illinois State Crime Commission was established in 1994 and operates as a tax exempt charitable organization.  Its goal is to offer creative legislative solutions and assist law enforcement agencies to prevent crime in our communities through a unique blend of awareness and activities.

For information or to enroll, contact the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office at (815) 723-1630.