Women's Self-Defense Class

**NOTICE** Due to the increase in COVID-related illness, the January/February class have been cancelled. All future sessions are suspended until the restrictions are lifted by either the City of Mount Juliet leadership, or that of the Mount Juliet Police Department.  When the restrictions are lifted, we will advertise for the next scheduled training session. 

Thank you.   

The Mt. Juliet Police Department is pleased to offer a Women's Self-Defense Course to our community's ladies. The department teaches The Equalizer Women's Self-Defense Program (EWSP), and has staff members certified to teach the course at the department.

This program educates women about how to recognize and reduce their risk of being victimized by violent crime and property crime and how to defend against, survive and escape a physical attack.

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Equalizer Women’s Self-defense Student Course Objectives

By the end of the Equalizer Student Certification Course, a Certified Participant will be educated about the following:

  • How to avoid being the target of an attacker;
  • The proper use-of-force to escape an attacker;
  • The law and the use-of-force against an attacker.
  • The facts concerning rape/sexual assault and stalking as well as what options they have if they or someone they know becomes a victim;
  • The effects of rape/ sexual assault and who can help;
  • How to recognize dangerous situations;
  • How to reduce their exposure to possibly dangerous situations.

Learn more about The Equalizer Women's Self-Defense Program by visiting the certifying organization's website here: The Equalizer

For any questions please contact Sgt. Lance Schneider at lschneider@mtjuliet-tn.gov


  1. Class Schedule
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Course
  4. What to Wear
  5. Fitness Requirements

Classes are held four times a year; special offerings, however, are available upon request to groups of 30 or more. If you are a Mt. Juliet employer or organization and would like to offer this program to your ladies, we can work with you to arrange a special offering at Police Headquarters.