Richland County Sheriff’s Department
Victim Services

Women’s self defense course

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department offers a women’s self defense course free of charge to the public. 

This is a crime prevention program that utilizes techniques that are specifically designed for women to reduce the likelihood of victimization.

This program empowers women to recognize their strengths and make sound decisions when faced with potentially dangerous situations.


For more details about this program please contact Sgt. Maria Yturria of the Victim Services Unit at 576-3463 or e-mail

Classes are scheduled for the following dates:

October 4, 2014 Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital

To register contact: Nina Ducate at or 576-3086.


October 25, 2014

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Harbison Recreation Cent. 106 Hillpine Rd.

To register contact: Nina Ducate at or 576-3086

November 01, 2014

Time: 9:00 am- 1:00pm

Location:  Richland Library Cooper, 5317 N. Trenholm Rd. Columbia SC

To register contact: Nina Ducate @ or 576-3086

5623 Two Notch Road 
Columbia, South Carolina 29223 
(803) 576-3000 phone (803) 576-3195 fax

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