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Leta Krieger of

Leta Krieger
Virginia Beach Virginia
Phone: 757-696-4168


Leta Krieger graduated from Old Dominion University in 1994 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Criminal Justice. During and following her years at ODU, she had the privilege to study Chishin Ryu Karatedo, as well as Aikido, under the instruction of Hiroyuki Hamada Sensei, and traveled to Japan to enhance her training. She worked for several years in the Washington, D.C. area as a paralegal and in 1996, she accepted a position with the Virginia Beach Police Department. Leta’s law enforcement experience includes a variety of assignments as a street officer, School Resource Officer in both middle and high schools, and as a detective. She is continuing her career as a Crime Prevention Officer and holds a certification as a Crime Prevention Specialist with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Leta has conducted numerous presentations and seminars on crime prevention and security-related topics to audiences ranging from community groups to businesses, as well as military organizations, including NATO. She mentors children and teens in at-risk communities and has a passion for teaching those that are more vulnerable how to stay safe. She is the founder and owner of “A Harder Target, LLC,” a business that offers personal safety and self-defense classes to women and girls. Leta received her certification as a trainer with “Just Yell Fire” in 2014. She is a mother of two and a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

“My goal is to teach individuals how to be self-reliant and confident when it comes to their own safety. If my training prevents just one person from becoming a victim, then that is an accomplishment.”

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