Town of Frederick News

Posted on: January 11, 2018

Frederick Wins ICMA Award for Self-Defense Classes

ICMA Award

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) honored the Town of Frederick with a Community Health & Safety Award for the Frederick Police Department’s Self-Defense Classes.  Town Manager Matt LeCerf presented the award to Officer Aaron Herbert, who instructs the classes, at the Board of Trustees Regular Meeting on Tuesday.

ICMA Community Health and Safety Awards recognize the local government programs and processes that demonstrate innovation, excellence and success in the community’s safety, health, and or/wellness, including enhancement in the quality of life for the disadvantaged. Frederick’s self-defense classes are offered free of charge to Frederick residents. Women ages 15 and up who attend learn tactics for increased awareness to prevent attacks as well as physical tactics to fight off an attacker. Close to 200 women in the community have been instructed in self-defense to date.

As Matt LeCerf said when he was presenting the award to Officer Herbert, “One in four women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. With the consistent commitment to this program that Officer Herbert and the Frederick Police Department have shown, we’re lowering that statistic for women who call Frederick home and that’s pretty powerful.”

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