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Women's Self Defense Classes 

S.H.A.R.P. (Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Rape Prevention) Training

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.

How Much Does the Class Cost?

This FREE self-defense class is designed for women 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.

When are the Classes Held?

Classes are offered periodically throughout the year and sign up is on a first come, first served basis. Please check back frequently as classes will be listed here. 

There are no available classes at this time. Please check back frequently. Classes will also be posted on  the Arvada Police Facebook page and 

Who Can Participate?

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. 

Contact and Registration

The class size is limited to 12 people and often fills quickly. If you are interested in attending the class or would like more information, please call the SHARP line at 720-898-7985.