Police Department Hosts RAD Class This Weekend

Posted: March 21, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Could you effectively defend yourself if attacked? The George Mason Police Department is offering Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems training at no cost to university-affiliated women Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. in the Aquatic and Fitness Center. A RAD demonstration is also being held today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center Atrium.

The course is taught by George Mason police officers who have completed a 30-hour instructor course and maintain close contact with other area instructors. The 12-hour training was designed for the average woman and includes discussion on victim awareness and risk reduction. In addition, it provides realistic and dynamic hands-on training using practical techniques of self-defense. The training allows women to think about and practice self-defense options in a safe atmosphere. RAD program completion includes a lifetime membership policy allowing free refresher training throughout the United States and Canada, wherever the course is offered.

To sign up for the class, call x32810. For more information, visit the Police Department’s web site or call the RAD information line at x32118 and select options 7 and 5.

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