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‘Empowering Women Everywhere’ is key to crime prevention

“Empowering Women Everywhere,” that’s the motto of self-defense expert Trish Hoffman.  With 20 years of experience, she’s on a mission to arm citizens with skills and knowledge, to prevent becoming a victim.

Many Women Against Crime students have dealt with stalking or another type of violent assault. Hoffman was no different. More than 20 years ago, while living in Arizona, an ex-boyfriend stalked her for a year-and-a-half. She filed numerous police reports and restraining orders, and relocated to different homes, but her stalker persisted. After he threatened to kill her and himself, she packed her car and fled to Albuquerque, where she currently resides. Hoffman joined APD in 1995.

“Graduating the police academy, I was in a position to control how things were going to go for myself. I wasn’t going to be afraid anymore,” she says.

Trish’s current focus is utilizing her professional expertise and personal experience to train women to take their power back through Women Against Crime self-defense programs. Women Against Crime offers corporate training, group training, guest speaking, and classroom seminars across the country.

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