Women’s Self-Defense 

The Sheriff’s Office recognizes the need and importance to educate and empower women in Delaware County to reduce their risk of victimization. The Rape, Aggression, Defense (RAD) program is typically offered four times a year. RAD is a nationally recognized program that is designed specifically for women. Deputies who are RAD certified lead the 8-hour course, which is taught over 2 consecutive Saturday mornings (4 hours each from 8am – Noon). These free sessions are hands-on, including instruction, demonstration, and role-playing. Women will get to put their newfound knowledge to the test at the end of the session.


2023 Schedule 

Registration dates will be announced on social media, which begins approximately three weeks prior to the start of the session. On the registration date, the registration form will appear below. 

Session #1: April 8th & 15th 

Session #2: July 29th & August 5th  

Session #3: November 11th & November 18th (Registration Opens Oct. 20th.)


  • Class locations vary by each session.
  • Class size is limited, and fill up quickly.
  • Must be 13 years or older (parental permission required for teens).
  • Gym clothes/sweats and tennis shoes are encouraged.
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail with further details.



For more information: sheriffinfo@co.delaware.oh.us