STARR Program

STARR Program

STARR Program

The Margate Police Department is continually working to provide a safe and secure environment for our community. However, it is important as well for YOU to understand and take the steps necessary to decrease the risk of becoming a victim. This has led to the creation of the MPD's S.T.A.R.R. Program (Self-defense Tactics and Risk Reduction).

This is a one (1) hour course.

Our Self Defense Tactics and Risk Reduction Program is designed for individuals over the age of 13 with no maximum age limit!

Course Curriculum

The program will begin with a 15-minute discussion led by the Margate Police Department on different ways to reduce your risk of being victimized or targeted for various crimes (ie. physical assault, robbery). The following 45 minutes will be completely hands on where you will be taught the basics of self-defense training from certified instructors. So, get ready to break a sweat! Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge to defend yourself should you ever be confronted by an attacker.

This class offers our community an opportunity to overcome the fear of feeling helpless in a life threatening situation.


The benefits of self-defense include preventing sexual assault, reducing assault attempts, and increasing your confidence.

The S.T.A.R.R. class is comprised of two (2) different sessions:

Session 1 (15 Mins): Tips and discussion on general safety tips and personal awareness.

Session 2 (45 Mins): Basic hands-on techniques to keep you safe, should you ever be confronted by an attacker.

Course Availability and Location:

Upcoming Courses

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To learn more about this program please feel free to Contact the Community Relations Division at: 954-972-7111 

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