Self Defense



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Receive a free  pepper spray upon completion of the self-defense/pepper spray class


Jared Portrait


Sgt. Davis has over 9 years of experience instructing R.A.D., Self - Defense and Pepper Spray classes!


Basic Self-Defense and Pepper Spray Classes

  • The Basic Self-Defense class is 90 minutes long and incorporates risk awareness discussion with simple physical self-defense techniques
  • The Pepper Spray class is one hour and focuses on when and how to deploy pepper spray, and what type of pepper spray product works best
  • Classes are open to all students, employees, and community members. The classes do not have to be taken together, or at the same time, but we highly recommend that people who carry pepper spray take both
 For upcoming basic classes – drop-in classes, no registration required - Please visit our University of Oregon Police Department Facebook 
For questions, or to request a class for your group, please contact Sergeant Jared Davis @


R.A.D. Self-Defense for Women

This 12-hour comprehensive Self-Defense class for Women is part of the National R.A.D. System of Self-Defense. The program begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates

Visit the R.A.D. Systems website for more information:

The R.A.D. Basic Self-Defense Class for Women is currently offered to groups of 10-25 participants by request only. If you are interested in scheduling a R.A.D. class, please contact Sergeant Jared Davis @



UO Credit Courses

The UO also offers various self-defense credit classes through the Physical Education and Recreation (PE/REC) Department.