Matthew J. King, Chief of Police
500 Great Road,
Littleton, MA 01460
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 1, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Littleton Police to Host R.A.D. Classes for Females
LITTLETON – Chief Matthew J. King announces that the Littleton Police Department will host two Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) courses for females later this month.
The program is designed to teach personal safety skills to women. It begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to hands-on physical defense techniques.
“We are offering this course, free of charge, to females in the community so they can learn useful defensive tactics in the event that they are put into a potentially dangerous situation,” Chief King said. “We encourage all our female residents that are interested to sign up for the course.”
The morning class is for ages 5 to 12 and the afternoon class is for women 13 years old and above.
Space is limited, so residents are encouraged to sign up early. The deadline to sign up is April 14.
Ages 5 to 12: April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ages 13 and above: April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15 from 1-3 p.m.
Crossfit Woodshed, 80 Taylor St.
Participants in the program will learn a wide range of tactics, including verbal techniques, ground defense options, escaping from bear hugs and choke hold and much more. The practical techniques are designed to maximize the strengths of a woman’s body and build upon existing instinctive responses to provide women with effective self-defense options. At the end of the course, women will have the opportunity to practice their skills in realistic simulation exercises.
Courses are taught by nationally certified instructors and are suitable for women of all ages and abilities. R.A.D. has trained more than 900,000 women since the program began in 1989.
For more information, or to sign up for the course, contact Ashley Brooks at 978-952-2300 or [email protected].