Richland County Sheriff’s Department
Victim Services

Women’s self defense course

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department offers a FREE women’s self-defense class. 

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.

  • Minimum age:  18 years old; 16/17 years old with a parent

  • 4 hour physical class

  • Please wear comfortable clothes

  • Please bring a bottled water or Gatorade

**For more information about his program please contact Sgt. Maria Yturria of the Victim Service Unit at 803-576-3046 or email


February 7, 2015

Time: 9:00 am- 1:00pm

Location:  Warrior Crossfit Gym, 4507 Hardscrabble Rd. Columbia SC 29229

To register contact: Wendy Weeden 803-513-6021.

February 21, 2015

Time: 9:00 am- 1:00pm

Location:  Hopkins Park, 150 Hopkins Park Rd. Hopkins SC 29061

To register contact: Nina Ducate @ or 576-3086

April 11, 2015

Time: 9:00 am- 1:00pm

Location: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Rd.

Register: Nina Mauldin at or 576-3086

April 25, 2015

Time: 9:00 am- 1:00pm

Location: Harbison Recreation center, 106 Hillpine Rd. Columbia SC 29212

Register: Nina Mauldin at or 576-3086

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

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