The Elba Police Department has started a women's safety course designed to prevent rape and assaults.
Nearly two dozen women from across Coffee County took part.
Police investigator Leslie Hussey is the main instructor.
She discussed several self-defense techniques and various forms of harassment.
Chief Freddy Hanchey says residents requested the two-hour program.
If you would like more information, contact the Elba Police Department at 334-897-2555.