Franklin Police offer Williamson women 4-day self-defense series

According to statistics, 78 women are forcibly raped every hour in the United States. Just as startling: One out of four college students reported being sexually assaulted sometime during their four years of school. The Franklin Police Department is proud to offer free self-defense training to women who live or work in Williamson County. The training incorporates awareness building, prevention, risk reduction & avoidance, as well as hands-on self-defense training by experienced police officers. 

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Classes start soon, and registration is required for this 4-day series:

February 4, 6, 11 & 13
All classes meet from 6pm – 9pm:
Franklin Police Headquarters
900 Columbia Avenue


For more information or to register, email
Sergeant Amy Butler
Download the RAD registration form here.


The 12-hour program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. Mothers & daughters are encouraged to attend this free training together.

Helping to provide this training is something that I always look forward to,” said RAD Instructor, Sergeant Amy Butler. “Participants walk away from this experience with a renewed feeling of confidence that they can avoid or overcome an attacker, we just show them how.”

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