Norwalk Police Programming

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Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

Norwalk Police Department is now offering Rape Agression Defense (R.A.D.), Basic Physical Defense for Woman.  This 9-hour course provides hands-on instruction by Nationally Certified Norwalk Police R.A.D. instructors.  The topics covered include but are not limited to; Risk Reduction Strategies, Continuum of survival, weapons and targets of the body, principals of defense, and principles of striking.  For further information please visit  R.A.D. also offers a Lifetime Return and Practice Policy for course graduates.  The course manuals and t-shirt are provided.  Young adults (14-17 years old) are welcome with parental consent.  Students need to wear comfortable clothing for exercise and shoes with good lateral support.  

Registration: March
Program days/times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
May 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration: August
Program days/times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
October 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost:  $20.00 resident / $23.00 non-resident 
Location: Norwalk Public Safety Building, 1100 Chatham Ave. Norwalk

Online Registration

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NPD Citizen Police Academy

Each year in the early Spring, the department holds a Citizen Police Academy designed to help our community members learn and understand what goes on in the daily life of an officer.  If you are interested in attending the Academy, please review the course brochure.  The program will include field trips to Rangemasters in Clive, Firearms Training Simulator at Waukee PD or Johnston PD, and Westcom Dispatch. The course materials and t-shirt will be provided.  Note: Criminal Background Checks may be completed due to sensitive police issues.  Must be 18 years of age to attend.

Registration: January
Program days/times: Monday
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Limited to 12 participants.

Cost: $20.00 resident / $23.00 non-resident
Location: Norwalk Public Safety Building, 1100 Chatham Ave. Norwalk

For information on more programs offered by Norwalk Parks and Recreation see our Playbook.