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R.A.D. - Rape Aggression Defense

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This program is only available to Richardson residents and those that work in Richardson. 

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a free course for women that begins with awareness, risk reduction and avoidance and progresses to the basics of hands‑on defense. R.A.D. is presented by the Crime Prevention Unit of the Richardson Police Department.

Richardson Police Officers certified in R.A.D. provide classroom instruction on night 1, followed by hands-on instruction and simulation on nights 2 & 3. Participants must attend all 3 nights.

R.A.D. teaches women easy and effective self-defense tactics for use against various types of assault. The system provides participants the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

R.A.D. Systems promotes self‑defense education and awareness. This course includes lecture, discussion and demonstration of self‑defense techniques.

  • Self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities
  • Develop skills in a safe, secure, all-female environment
  • Learn awareness, reduction, recognition and avoidance
  • Gain empowerment through education and training

Next Class: *** CLASS IS FULL ***
Mother & Daughter R.A.D. Class (download flyer)
February 18 - 20, 2020
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Night 1 will be held at the Richardson Civic Center.
Night 2 and 3 will be held at the Richardson Police Department.

Registrants must live or work in Richardson:

If you have questions, call our Crime Prevention Unit at 972-744-4955.