The Milton Police Department offers several womens' self-defense courses throughout the year including basic self-defense and keychain self-defense.
These courses range in length from 8 to 12 hours, depending on the topic, and are held at the Milton Police Department (located at 13000 Deerfield Pkwy, Suite 107F). Courses are conducted by Community Outreach Officer Chad West, along with several of MPD’s own instructors. The Milton Police Department will provide the necessary safety equipment for all classes. Below are the courses currently offered - if you are interested in attending, please complete the correct form (below) and submit:
This 12-hour course is available for females ages 13 and up. During the classes, students can expect discussions about existing dangers and explanations of several self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities, while having the opportunity to participate in hands-on practice and training simulations.The class is designed to give practical responses to women during various levels of confrontation, from passive verbal comments to severe aggressive acts. The cost per attendee is $40 and can be paid during the first session of the class.
*The RAD Womens' Basic Self-Defense Course is a prerequisite for all other courses.* For more information on R.A.D., visit http://www.rad-systems.com.
This 8-hour course covers the use of a Kubaton as a self-defense option. The Kubaton, when attached to a set of keys, doubles as a keychain and also as a tool that can be used for self-defense. Students have the opportunity to learn several easy techniques from certified instructors and then put them into practice with hands-on exercises. The cost per attendee is $25 and can be paid during the first session of the class; each attendee will receive a Kubaton to use in the class.
Officer Chad West, a native of North Alabama, serves as the Milton Police Department’s Community Outreach Officer.
Officer West began his law enforcement career shortly after graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama. Prior to his four years with Milton, he served with the Madison, Alabama Police Department for two years as a member of the agency’s Uniform Patrol Division.
As the community outreach officer, West oversees the Milton Citizens' Police Academy and the Milton Police Explorers Program, along with coordinating the RAD Womens' Self Defense Courses and the Alive at 25 Driving Safety Program. He is also responsible for addressing citizen issues and concerns and speaking to neighborhood groups about crime prevention.
If you would like to get in contact with Officer West and learn about any of our community programs, please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678.242.2527.