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 retired from APD in December 2017 after 23-years of working as Public Information Office (PIO), Internal Affairs, and the Aviation Division including K9/Patrol as Lieutenant. Trish has more than 10 active certifications and specialty trainings comprised of leadership, self-defense, defensive tactics, and crisis intervention.
Hoffman graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Freed Hardeman University in 1992, and a Master’s Degree specializing in Management and Leadership from Webster University.
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.