Women's self-defense classes return to Snoqualmie, coming to North Bend

The Snoqualmie Police Department's free women's self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class may be available in North Bend.

RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, will be taught in four three-hour, women-only sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15, 17, 22 and 24, at the Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Participants must be Snoqualmie residents, at least 18 years old, and must attend all four sessions.

Space is limited, and spots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your spot, or ask to be added to the wait list, by sending e-mail to Officer Nigel Draveling at

Class participants will learn the national recognized RAD self-defense techniques. The program is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, with easy, effective and proven self defense tactics. This course is taught by certified instructors in the area of women’s self defense. Participants should dress in athletic attire, including shoes that provide lateral support.

A class is also planned for North Bend women in May, but dates and locations are not yet finalized.


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