Women Against Violent Encounters W.A.V.E.

W.A.V.E. was first established in 1997 and focused on teaching women threat awareness combined with basic self-defense techniques to respond to potential threats. St. Augustine Beach Chief Robert Hardwick was first involved as an Assistant Instructor with Instructor Carole Wilder while working for the St. Augustine Police Department. When Chief Hardwick became Chief of Police for St. Augustine Beach he pledged to resume this valuable training for the women in our area.

This free two-day training is offered quarterly at different locations within St. Johns County. Each class has a maximum attendance of sixteen. Please call or email for additional details, dates and times of future classes.


PH: 904-471-3600




W.A.V.E. Participants SABPD