Women's Self Defense Program

The Women’s Self Defense Program is a two-day, comprehensive course that begins with classroom instruction in risk awareness, risk reduction, crime prevention strategies, and defensive concepts followed by hands-on training in physical defense techniques. Class instruction and demonstrations will allow you to decrease your vulnerability and give you a new sense of confidence and personal power. Class activities and discussions are designed to help women identify their risks, evaluate their strengths, and explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence.

The program provides practical techniques and options to protect and teaches women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.

For 2022, the Police Department will host our women’s self-defense class on the following dates:

  • Aug. 10th and 11th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Oct. 12th and 13th 6:30om to 8:30 pm.

How to Apply

Print the application and waiver form 

Submit the application in person or by mail to Lilburn Police Dept., 4600 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047. Applications can also be scanned & emailed to MSIMS@cityoflilburn.com

You will be contacted via email once your application has been reviewed.


Entrance Requirements

Applicants for the Women’s Self-Defense Class must meet the following criteria:
•Minimum age of 18 (12-17 years of age with a guardian)
•No prior felony arrests or crimes of moral turpitude
•No misdemeanor arrests within six months of the application

Selection Procedure

The class is free of charge but students are selected through an application process. The names of the selected candidates are placed in the class until the maximum number is reached. Remaining applicants are then placed on a waiting list. Enrollment is limited to approximately twenty students per session.