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Self Defense & Fire Ops Photos

            DP 101: Self Defense                           Fire Ops 101 
This fall has been full of public safety training and education for aldermen and ward residents.  Take a look at a recent Des Plaines 101 ward meeting where DPPD officers taught a self defense class.  A number of DP elected officials joined others from throughout the NW Suburbs to learn about the Fire Service at a NIPSTA training. 

Des Plaines 101: Self Defense

The 3rd Ward is happy to have hosted two Des Plaines 101 sessions since April 2009; the first featured the Engineering Department and a class on streets.  The second focused on the Economic Development Department's proposed form based zoning ordinance amendments.  

This September, the Des Plaines Police Department will offer an exclusive opportunity for 3rd Ward Residents.  Officer John Hutson serves as the department's instructor for defense tactics.  He is a Marine Corps veteran and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  On Wednesday, September 8th he will lead a self defense class at West Park Field House - 7pm.  

Please consider joining us for this fun and interesting event.  We will fill this class on a first come, first served basis so please register soon.  

Attendees can choose to participate at any level.  Bring your gym shoes if you want a hands-on experience or come and watch on the sidelines!