Nhulunbuy Stars recently had two sessions learning some self-defence and self-preservation techniques from Nhulunbuy Police’s Community Engagement Officer and two Aboriginal Community Police Officers.
They visited a local gym with the officers to learn a range of techniques, including how to create distance in threatening situations and how to use non-confrontational techniques to keep themselves safe.
The officers also emphasised the importance of trusting their instincts, especially if they feel that a person or situation is potentially threatening. They also explained the legalities around self-defence.
Our Stars were then given an opportunity for a Q&A session, where ACPOs, Dennis & Heleama, shared their pathways into policing, how they came to settle upon a career in the police force, and how they navigated that journey with their families and communities.
The young women not only got some practical tips on how to protect themselves in dangerous situations, they also got an interesting insight into career opportunities in the police force.