Middlesex Sheriff’s Office To Offer Free R.A.D. Program On January 8-10

CHELMSFORD, MA – Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Friday that the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will host three nights of a women’s basic self-defense course beginning January 8. The class is free and open to any woman age 16 or over who is living or working in Middlesex County.

“These classes are an opportunity for women to learn basic self-defense techniques and to build confidence in addressing potentially dangerous situations that can occur anywhere,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Part of our community response in ending gender-based violence – along with educating men on their role in perpetrating it – is to provide women with resources to increase their sense of security.”

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program will be run in collaboration with the Lowell and Billerica Police Departments. Classes will meet from 6-9p.m. each evening at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Training Academy in Chelmsford. The program includes a combination of classroom instruction and dynamic hands on training, where participants learn self-defense techniques and tactics.

Those interested in attending may contact Community Affairs Director Ken Doucette at 978-495-7408.

(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)

Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s