Polk County Sheriff’s FREE Women’s Self Defense & Personal Safety Class

Polk Sheriff Self Defense Class (1)

In 2020, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will have even MORE opportunities for women to learn how to defend themselves with their FREE Personal Safety and Women’s Basic Self Defense Class. The PCSO is offering these free classes on the first Saturday and third Tuesday of every month, all year long (except July & Dec).

What does the program include?

The class consists of lecture (approximately 15 minutes) and hands-on techniques (approximately 45 minutes). Attendees will demonstrate all of the techniques on a body opponent bag (B.O.B.) which will be supplied.

Personal Safety: Common sense safety tips are presented on how to avoid being the victim of a crime.

Women’s Basic Self-Defense: Learn basic safety tips and techniques to enable women to escape less than desirable situations.

Who can participate?

The Women’s Basic Self Defense and Personal Safety classes are free of charge and for ladies 13 years and older. Those under 18 will need a parent present to sign a waiver at the start of class.

How long is the program?

Each class is approximately one hour long unless more than 30 women attend.  For every additional 10-15 females, 15 minutes are added to the time frame.

Women's Self Defense Class Polk Sheriff

Class location:

PCSO Sheriff’s Operations Center, 1891 Jim Keene Blvd, Winter Haven

How to Register:

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to crimeprevention@polksheriff.org, and please include your name and phone number. Same day registration is typically available due to last minute cancellations. Check the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Calednar for upcoming dates –  https://www.polksheriff.org/events


Call: 863-298-6677
Email: crimeprevention@polksheriff.org
Visit the website: https://www.polksheriff.org/programs-services/crime-prevention-programs-for-adults/women’s-self-defense