News Briefs

News Briefs

Women Can Join Self-Defense Classes

Registration is now open for the Fairfax County Police Department’s September self-defense classes for women. They’ll be held Sept. 12, 14, 19 and 21, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the county Police Academy in Chantilly, 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, Sept. 14

Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected on Thursday, Sept. 14, 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. Everyone is eligible. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for Oct. 12, at the same place and time.