The Watertown Police Department is offering R.A.D. Systems defense classes for women. The class meets two nights a week over a two-week period from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 28, 29 and 30, and May 5, at the Tufts Health Building, 705 Mount Auburn St. Students interested in taking this course must commit to attending all four sessions.This program is available to women who live in Watertown and are older than 18. Enrollment for participants younger than 18 is permitted with a signed waiver from a parent.
The R.A.D. Systems offer a basic education of confrontation principles and personal defense. R.A.D. is designed to help women overcome the effects of sexual harassment and sexual violence by teaching assertiveness, risk awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, risk avoidance and physical defense strategies. By attending a credible physical defense program, a woman can substantially develop her options with regard to resistance.
To register, call Detective Kathleen Campbell at 617-972-6545. The deadline to register is April 23. Class size is limited, and enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.