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Posted on: March 22, 2023

MPD Opens Registration for High School Women’s Self Defense Course

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March 22, 2023 

CONTACT: Officer Chuck McPhilamy

MARIETTA - The Marietta Police Department is pleased to announce they have opened registration for their high school women's self defense course, beginning April 17.

Date & Time: April 17th, 19th, 24th and 26th (6-9pm)

Classes are being held at the Marietta Police Department

240 Lemon Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System is a 12-hour program of personal self-defense tactics and techniques taught by the Marietta Police Department. This women-only course is designed to be quick and effective in delivering pain to vulnerable locations of the attacker’s body.

The course is designed so that women of all fitness levels and ages will successfully learn options to escape attacks. Must be a senior in high school or parent/guardian of the high school senior; no jewelry is allowed during class. Gym attire is recommended.

THESE COURSE DATES ARE ONLY OPEN TO HIGH STUDENTS AND THEIR FEMALE PARENT OR FEMALE GUARDIAN. Parents who do not want to participate will need to attend the first hour to complete paperwork if student is under 18.

Space is limited. The class is filled on a first come first serve basis. Email Lt. Ingram with any questions you may have at

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