Lilburn Police Department Women's Self Defense Program

Accepting Applications for classes starting May 22nd

By Rachel Horlacher May 7, 2019

The program is now open to women 18 years of age and older or ages 12 to 17 with a guardian. The Women’s Self Defense Program is dedicated to empowering women with knowledge to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of a crime. Space is limited. 

The Women’s Self Defense Program is a two-day, comprehensive course that begins with classroom instruction in risk awareness, risk reduction, crime prevention strategies, and defensive concepts followed by hands-on training in physical defense techniques. Class instruction and demonstrations will allow you to decrease your vulnerability and give you a new sense of confidence and personal power. Class activities and discussions are designed to help women identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence.

The program provides effective techniques and options to protect and teaches women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being. 

Please print the application and background consent form and submit in person or by mail to Lilburn Police Dept., 76 Main Street NW,  Lilburn, GA 30047. 

You will be contacted via email once your application has been reviewed.

2019 Class Schedule:
•May 22, 23
•July 24, 25
•September 18, 19
•November 20, 21

Classes are held on Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Entrance Requirements: 
Applicants for the Women’s Self Defense Class must meet the following criteria:
•Minimum age of 18 (12 to 17 with a guardian)
•No prior felony arrests or crimes of moral turpitude
•No misdemeanor arrests within six months of the application

Selection Procedure:
The class is free of charge but students are selected through an application process. The names of the selected candidates are placed in the class until the maximum number is reached. Remaining applicants are then placed on a waiting list. Enrollment is limited to approximately twenty students per session.

For additional program details, click here.