Self-Defense Classes for Women

Registration is now open for the Fairfax County Police Department’s July self-defense classes for women. They’ll be held July 11, 13, 18 and 20, and participants must attend all four nights. Women will learn essential crime-prevention and personal-safety information followed by hands-on, self-defense practice. 

Classes are free, but registration is required at If the classes are full, continue to check the link because someone may decide to cancel, thereby opening up a spot. Space is limited and there is no waitlist. Participants 13-17 years old must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian, all four nights.

Car Seat Inspections, July 13

Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected next Thursday, July 13, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should install the child safety seat themselves, so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed, if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly, in the future. Everyone is eligible. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for July 27, at the same place and time.