R.A.D. - Women's Self Defense Course

If you are ready to become more self-confident, and if you want to be prepared to defend yourself if needed, the Duvall Police Department now offers the nationally recognized women’s self-defense course - R.A.D., or Rape Aggression Defense.

Defensive Concepts & Techniques

The R.A.D. System is a detailed and comprehensive course for women that begins with crime prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of self-defense.

This program is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, but utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense tactics.

Class Schedule & Information

  • When: Email Shelley Rowe or call 425-788-1519
  • Where: TBA
  • Cost: Free
  • What to Bring: Athletic attire is recommended; sweatpants and cross training type running shoes that provide lateral support are preferred
  • Under 18: If you are under the age of 18, please bring a signed copy of the Parental Consent Form (PDF)

About the Instructors

Shelley Rowe, has been involved in this program since 2008, after getting nationally certified by R.A.D. Systems through a course taught at the University of Iowa. She has taught hundreds of students thus far and the number is continuing to grow. Read more about Shelley Rowe.


Shelley Rowe - instructor since 2008
Sergeant Thomas Warwick- instructor since 2009
Officer Brandon Rhodes- instructor since 2017

Additional Information

Space for this course is limited! To reserve a space or for additional questions, please email Shelley Rowe or call 425-788-1519. To learn more about the program, check out the R.A.D. Systems website or view the R.A.D. Brochure (PDF).