David Clark, Deputy Chief
15 Union St.
Reading, MA 01867
For Immediate Release
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Reading Police to Host RAD Self Defense Class for Women
READING — Deputy Chief David Clark is pleased to announce that the Reading Police Department is hosting a free Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course for women this November.
The program is designed to teach personal safety skills. It begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to hands-on physical defense techniques.
“This course empowers women with invaluable self defense skills, and the Reading Police Department is pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our community,” Deputy Chief Clark said. “It’s a comprehensive course, covering everything from awareness to physical defense techniques. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to sign up.”
The course will include four sessions on the following dates and locations:
- Monday, Nov. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the Reading Police Department at 15 Union St.
- Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at Coolidge Middle School at 89 Birch Meadow Drive
- Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at Coolidge Middle School 89 Birch Meadow Drive
- Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6-10 p.m. at Coolidge Middle School 89 Birch Meadow Drive
The Reading Police Department would like to thank those who donated to support the program, in particular the Women’s League of Reading.
Reading Police have hosted R.A.D. safety classes for approximately two decades. Women interested in signing up for the course can do so by contacting Community Service Officer Kristen O’Shaughnessy at [email protected] or by calling 781-942-6761.