Stay prepared with Marion Police Department self-defense class

Nov 1, 2023

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MARION — The Marion Police Department will host an interactive, two-session self-defense class for women ages 15 and older on Monday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street. 

The program will be instructed by retired police Capt. Carl H. MacDermott, lll, along with a cadre of members of the Marion Police Department.

“Through demonstrations and interactions, participants will learn quick, effective defenses to the most common attacks,” according to a Marion Police Department press release. “The program aims to empower women by helping them learn the best techniques to protect themselves and build confidence in self-defense.”

“We are excited to be able to offer this beneficial training,” said Marion Police Chief Richard Nighelli. “While we hope no one finds themselves in a dangerous situation where these techniques are necessary, it is our goal that through this program we can empower and equip attendees with these valuable skills. I’d like to extend my thanks to Capt. MacDermott and our members for helping us put on this important training.”

The cost for the program is $35. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New Bedford Women’s Center.

The program is open to all women ages 15 and older. Participants do not need to be Marion residents

Registration forms can be found online. The registration form and a check, made payable to the Marion Police Department, can be dropped off at the police station, 550 Mill St., or mailed to: Marion Police Department, Attn: Lauren Roberts, 550 Mill Street, P.O. Box 636, Marion, MA 02738.

Participants, or guardians of participants under the age of 18, will also be asked to sign a waiver.

Questions regarding the program or registration can be directed to Lauren Roberts at 508-748-1212 ext. 3310 or

Attendees are reminded to wear comfortable clothing.

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Event Date: 

Monday, November 6, 2023 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Location: 

Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street

Contact Name: 

Lauren Roberts

Contact Phone: 

(508) 748-1212 x3310

Contact eMail: