R.A.D. Self Defense

If you're confronted by an attacker… are you prepared to fight back?

GPD offers free women's only basic self-defense classes.

GPD’s next RAD class will be held June 10th - 12th from 6pm-10pm in GPD’s Hall of Heroes.

Happy New Year to Everyone!!

I am happy to announce that the Gainesville Police Department will be hosting their first RAD Class of 2024!! The dates are Monday 2/5, Tuesday 2/6, and Wednesday 2/7 from 6pm-10pm. The class in total is 12 hours long to include: lecture, skills sessions, and simulations. Ladies must be at least 13 years old, and we ask that minors are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The class will take place at the Gainesville Police Department (545 NW 8th Ave). We ask that you park in the south lot (anyone can park there after 5pm). Please RSVP to me by email, as spacing is limited to 25 students.

If you have any questions, email is the best way to get a hold of me. Check out the program: http://rad-systems.com/

Stay safe,

Sgt. Valdes


Please email our RAD Coordinator Officer Lynne Valdes for more information.