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Jamie Hambrick, of New Lenox, practices her hits with friend, Brooke Gardner, of Frankfort. Photos by Rochelle McAuliffe/22nd Century Media
Rochelle McAuliffe, Freelance Reporter
4:00 am CDT March 18, 2020

As the D122 school resource officer and the community policing officer for the Village of New Lenox, officer Kristine Kioltyka knows how to get involved and connect with her community.

On Friday, March 13, Kioltyka and the New Lenox Police Department wanted to use that community involvement to empower women to fight back with a free self-defense class at Jung’s Champion Taekwondo.