Colorado

Sep 21, 2010 7:26 PM by David Ortiviz

Women in blue build skills at Pueblo conference

Women in law enforcement are getting some valuable training in Pueblo this week. It's called the Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement conference. On Tuesday a group of about 7 women learned how to defend themselves from an attacker with a knife.

The conference aims to build their confidence and tactical skills but also break any negative stereotypes about women in blue. "Anybody who underestimates a woman in law enforcement is not very bright because the women are very very tenacious, very intelligent and most of the time they have the advantage because they'll surprise you," said Greg Black, a deputy with a metro sheriff's department in Northern Colorado.

The conference runs Sept. 22 through Sept. 24 at the Pueblo Convention Center. It's open to any working, or interested in law enforcement.

Visit the Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement website for more information.

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