Arvada Offers Self-Defense Classes for Women

Arvada Offers Self-Defense Classes for Women


The Arvada Police Department regularly offers classes to residents on crime prevention, animal management and self-defense. One of the most popular and successful classes is the Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Rape Prevention – or S.H.A.R.P. – class.

This FREE self-defense class for women is designed to give them the confidence and skills needed to defend themselves in situations ranging from sexual harassment in the workplace to being approached or grabbed by a hostile person.

The class is held over four days and each session is three hours. The next session will be:


  • September 22, 24, 29 and October 1


Participants must be at least 16 years of age, however, 14- and 15-year-olds may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and must be Arvada residents. 

If you would like to attend the class, please call the Arvada Police Department's SHARP line at 720.898.7985 and leave your name, address, phone number and the session in which you'd like to enroll. 

Classes fill quickly and there is no waiting list, so call early. 


About Arvada Police
The Arvada Police department, established in 1945, was the first agency in Colorado to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Arvada boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the metro area. Over 230 employees serve more than 100,000 residents and businesses and are committed to the principles of responsibility, dedication and respect. Learn more by visiting or follow us on Facebook , Twitter and YouTube .

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