RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Programs

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office is a proud member of the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) international community. We offer self-defense education through these three programs. Please check back frequently as course announcements are listed through these pages.

Additional Information

If you would like more information about scheduling or hosting a RAD class, please contact the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Training Unit at 772-462-3604.

To learn more about RAD and to find other class locations, please visit the RAD website.

Contact Us

Please email Sergeant Suzanne Woodward if interested. Class will be held to 12 students, first come first serve.


RAD classes are spread over two weeks and include a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the first week and a Monday and Tuesday of the second week. Classes are from 6 to 9 p.m. and are held at:
Sheriff's Office Headquarters Building
4700 W Midway Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34981


The course fee is $30 per person.

RAD Women Basic Personal Defense

RAD - Rape Aggression Defense - Systems


RAD Kids Personal Empowerment Safety Education

RAD for Seniors

RAD For Seniors Systems