This winter the Watertown Police Department is offering R.A.D. Systems defense classes for women.  This program is free and available to women who reside in Watertown and are over the age of 18. Enrollment for participants under 18 is permitted with a signed waiver from a parent.

The R.A.D. Systems offers 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.

Preparation through education and training is usually the best way to survive an assault situation.  By attending a credible physical defense program a woman can substantially develop her options with regard to resistance.

The class meets two nights a week over a 2-week period from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Dates for the next R.A.D. course are February 18, 20, 25 and 27, 2014. Classes will be held at the TuftsHealthBuilding at 705 Mt. Auburn Street.  Students interested in taking this course must be able to commit to attending all four sessions.

Please contact Detective Kathleen Donohue at (617) 600-1310 to register.  The deadline to register is February 13, 2014.  Class size is limited, and enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.


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