Power Curve Self Defense

Classes cancelled until further notice: Due to the current recommendations from the Oregon Health Authority and the Washington County Health and Human Services Department, along with considersations for the safety of our staff and community, all regular Power Curve classes are cancelled until further notice. We will continue to update information as the current COVID-19 situation evolves, please check back periodically for changes. Our hope is to resume classes in 2022. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging times.




Washington County Sheriff's Office invpower curve action ites women, 14 years and older, to participate in a free personal safety course - "Power Curve-Increasing Self Defense Options for Women". This class in an introduction to self-defense techniques and not intended for on-going training.


Some of our very own Defensive Tactics instructors design and teach this hands-on class. Their goal is to empower women with tools to maintain personal safety and to successfully confront and survive potentially dangerous situations. A focus on situational awareness and physical self-defense techniques provide options to reduce the risk of abuse and sexual attack.


Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, and athletic style shoes for ease of practicing the physical techniques you will learn.  Please do not wear skirts, sandals, flip flops, crocs, or clog-like shoes.  Only bring necessary personal items, we have lockers to secure valuables but space is limited to small items and handbags. Water bottles are permitted and encouraged.


Power Curve is held in the new Washington County Public Safety Training Center, 600 SW Walnut St., Hillsboro. Parking is available onsite. Signs will be posted to clearly mark the location of the class.


Power Curve is offered in two different forms; one all day Saturday class or two evening classes.   Registration for each class will open 30 days prior to the session date. If you are unable to make a class you are registered for, please contact us ASAP so we may attempt to fill the vacancy.

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  • Minimum of 14 years of age (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

  • No criminal history of felony or violent misdemeanor crimes

To Register:

  • Registration for the classes will open 30 days prior to the class start date, check back for updates

  • Submit requested documents one week prior to class: Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement and Background Authorization Form (Documents provided via email upon registration)

  • Plan to attend entire session- if two day course, please be available and present both days

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Terrones (503) 846-5930 or by email at amy_terrones@co.washington.or.us.