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Women's Self Defense Class

Women's STAR (Safety Tactics and Awareness Response) Program

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is pleased to offer a unique safety and empowerment self-defense program, designed to educate women on how they can protect themselves by increasing their situational awareness an maximizing their safety potential.

The program is offered once a month and is three hours in length. Both Part 1 and Part 2 are completed within the same time frame. These classes are held at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Training Center only. The address is 2772 Depot Avenue, Sanford, FL 32773.

Part 1
One hour is dedicated to Part 1 and the purpose of this session is to teach participants the mindset of minimizing the risk of becoming a victim. The method of instruction is instructional with limited physical activity. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Part 2
Upon competition of Part 1, Part 2 is two hours in length and mainly physical. This session is instructed by SCSO certified Defensive Tactics instructors that are FDLE certified. The maximum is 15 participants. This class requires an ample amount of physical activity; participants must come dressed in comfortable exercise attire, and bring plenty of water. Both of these classes are currently open to women only. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge to attend.

If you have any questions, please email us at crimeprevention@seminolesheriff.org.

Each person attending is required to submit a registration form in order to be confirmed for class. Please register only one attendee per form.

In the event there are classes posted below that will not allow you to register, the class is full. Please check back regularly for new classes to be posted.

Upcoming Classes
Classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
January 13, 2024
February 3, 2024
March 2, 2024
April 6, 2024
May 4, 2024
June 1, 2024
July 6, 2024
August 3, 2024
September 7, 2024
October 5, 2024
November 2, 2024
December 7, 2024

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Seminole County Sheriff's Office
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford, Florida 32773
Phone: (407) 665-6650