The School Safety and Education Officers also conduct Rape Aggression Defense classes for women. RAD is a program that teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. It is designed strictly for women and topics include awareness, prevention, risk reduction, avoidance, and hands-on self-defense.
The class is designed to equip women with the knowledge and skills to resist violence. The RAD course for women is a 12 hour course split up into four three-hour blocks of instruction. The classes are free of charge. For more information regarding RADWomen, contact RAD Instructor Officer Amy Norville at 629-201-5580.
Resist Aggression Defensively (RAD) Kids
Five officers have been trained in RAD Kids, a program to help kids resist aggression defensively. The program’s comprehensive empowerment safety education curriculum, designed for children 8 to 12 years old and their parents, is based on accelerated learning theory and teaches realistic physical resistance options to escape violence.
Through RAD Kids training, children will become empowered and learn to replace fear, confusion, and panic of dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem. The RAD Kids program will provide children with a plan against aggression. The program is set up to provide assistance to those families with little or no income. Camps are currently held during the summer only, and for more information contact Sgt. Scott Newberg at 629-201-5579.