Rape Aggression Defense Classes

2024 Schedule

  • September 14th and 21st

  • October 5th and 12th

*10 participants per class

To sign up contact the Community Resources Unit at (520) 351-4615 or fill out the form belowThis form is a request to attend a class, once submitted, you will be contacted by our R.A.D. coordinator to schedule a class time. 


To schedule a course for your business, organization or group you may call the Community Resources Unit at the number above or use the Contact Us Form.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is proud to offer Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) courses designed to teach and empower women ages 12 and older against sexual assaults and attacks.

R.A.D. Systems is actually a functioning network of dedicated self defense instructors that was established in 1989. This alliance of Instructors believes that self defense should be easy to learn, easy to retain, and relatively easy to employ during real confrontational situations. This alliance believes that self defense training should be accessible and affordable for all women and children. They believe that their efforts to oppose violence will be more effective together, than as individuals. As a network they can assist one another with programs, equipment, references, experiences and insight. But most importantly, they honor each others teachings, allowing each of them to give every participant they train, a lifetime return and practice invitation anywhere there is a R.A.D. Program being offered. This program is offered free of charge to Pima County residents thanks to a grant from the Department of Justice.

For more information about RAD, visit the RAD website.