Mace partners with U.S. LawShield® for pepper spray self-defense training

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U.S. LawShield®, a 'Legal Defense for Self Defense®' organisation, has announced a new partnership with Mace® Security International, as the global pepper spray market is expected to grow to almost $120 million (€110 million) over the next five years.
The companies seek to create, market and present a series of fee-based online and in-person self-defense training courses that will focus on situational awareness and the use of aerosol sprays and other non-lethal devices, as well as the laws regulating the carry, possession, use and transport of self-defense tools in the United States.
The first course, entitled Mace Civilian Pepper Spray Training, available on 1 September, is designed for anyone who carries, or has the desire to carry, personal protective sprays like pepper spray, according to U.S. Lawshield.
The course will be available in both e-learning and in-person modalities.
In-person training will be available throughout the United States through a partnership with Legal Heat, a nationwide training organisation.
Students will learn about the laws relating to the purchase, possession, and usage of aerosol personal sprays in self-defense, said the company.
In addition, the concept of situational awareness will be addressed to help with personal safety, and students will learn best practices for how to use defensive sprays effectively.
Instructors will discuss how conflicts can escalate and teach de-escalation techniques to curtail the conflict when possible, added the firm.
Three tiers of instructor certification courses will also be offered for those seeking to teach aerosol defense courses, as well as continuing education for law enforcement and security personnel.
"U.S. LawShield works diligently to be the leader in self-defense legal education," said Brooksy Smith, CEO of U.S. LawShield. "Partnering with Mace is the perfect way to share the knowledge and experience of U.S. LawShield and our national network of Independent Program Attorneys with Mace customers as they take proactive measures to improve their safety and self-defense preparedness."
"Mace is very excited to partner with U.S. LawShield, a company that is exceptional at providing the training and tools needed to prepare for the unexpected," said Sanjay Singh, chairman and CEO of Mace Security International. "The focus of Mace is to offer its expertise on all matters related to personal safety using non-lethal means. We are proud to be collaborating with U.S. LawShield to bring this much-needed training to the market."

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