Utah County Sheriff's Office

r.a.d KIDS  |  R.A.D for Women


For nearly 20 years, the Utah County Sheriff's Office has offered personal safety and self-defense classes to residents of Utah County. These courses are offered in affiliation and partnership with the national leaders of personal safety and self-defense programs - R.A.D. Systems of Self Defense and r.a.d.KIDS Personal Empowerment and Safety Education.

There are several factors that make these programs unique. Each offers a comprehensive curriculum teaching empowering life skills, risk-reducing strategies, and physical resistance/defense skills. Additionally, participants have an opportunity to practice physical techniques in a controlled dynamic simulation at the end of each course. Each class is an informative and empowering opportunity. The curriculum is taught and learned at a level of "go at your own pace" allowing the course to benefit participants of all ages, sizes, and health conditions.

The courses for children, women, and men, are taught by well-trained certified instructors who are sworn and civilian employees of the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

Take A Class

To view class schedules offered by the Utah County Sheriff's Office and register for a course, please visit the scheduling page.

Additional Information / Group Presentations:

Email: rad@utahcounty.gov or JennR@utahcounty.gov.

Phone: 801-851-4335

Course Descriptions


This class is open for children age 5 - 12.

As a nonprofit organization, the radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education program is dedicated to providing children with proven and effective life-saving skills by teaching them how to "Resist Aggression Defensively."

For almost 2 decades, this national program has been able to reach thousands of children across North America and has documented many successes in the prevention of violence and harm to children. Through radKIDS, children become empowered and learn to replace the fear, confusion and panic of dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem. This comprehensive class encompasses a multitude of personal safety topics specifically designed for children and is taught through a hands-on, activity based curriculum.


R.A.D. for Women

This class is open for females age 12 and up.

"The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training." Each session of classes at the UCSO also includes training and education in keychain defense (Kubaton).