The Orange City Police Department is reinstituting its self-defense class for women. Classes are to be held monthly.  

The next three classes will be hosted; February 19, 2022, March 19, 2022, and April 16, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  

They will be held at the Orange City Council Chambers located at 201 N. Holly Avenue. 

This women’s self-defense class is designed to provide women with personal safety information and an introduction to the physical aspects of self-defense. 

The class is 2hours and teaches self-defense, awareness, risk reduction and avoiding confrontation. The program is taught by Orange City Police Department Defensive Tactics Coordinator Sergeant Rolly Cavida. 

“Taking responsibility and educating yourself is the first step in staying safe. Violent crimes are crimes of opportunity, and when you remove the element of opportunity, you reduce the risk of attack. This program is an additional police department effort to stop violence against women,” said Orange City Deputy Police Chief Wayne M. Miller. 

O.C.P.D. Women’s Self-Defense Classes are two (2) hours long and class size is limited to 25 participants. Classes are only open to women. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.  There is no charge to attend. 

This is a public event and photos will be taken during the class.

Register for classes by contacting Sergeant Rolly Cavida at or 386-851-7561.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here