Sheriff’s Office provides citizen courses

by Wes Mayer

There are still a few spaces available in upcoming citizens’ firearms fundamentals classes provided by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

From June to October this year, the sheriff’s office will be teaching seven more firearms classes, and some spots are open, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. Each class lasts three nights, with the first night going over laws pertaining to firearms, the second night involving training with the simulator at the sheriff’s office, and the third night will include shooting at the office’s firing range.

Students may provide their own handguns for the course, but if they don’t have their own, the sheriff’s office will provide Glock 17 9mm handguns to them. All students must bring 50 rounds of ammunition for their own handgun or the sheriff’s office’s Glocks – which need a certain type of ammo. The course costs $10 per student.

The sheriff’s office also provides ladies’ self defense courses at any time. Yarbrough said if they ever get any group of eight to 10 women together who are interested in the class, they will set up a time and place to teach it. The course can be taught at the sheriff’s office, but it has also been taught at schools, churches or other centers in the past, Yarbrough said.

The self defense course includes advice for how women can avoid becoming victims of a physical attack, and in the situation of an attack, students can learn basic defense techniques. The self defense course is completely free, Yarbrough said.

For additional information on either of these courses, Marsha Dailey with the sheriff’s office may be contacted at 678-423-6739 or mdailey@coweta.ga.us .



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