The Plainfield Police Department will host a R.A.D. course in February.
R.A.D. stands for Rape Aggression Defense and it’s a free 12-hour basic self-defense class for women. The four-day class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10, 13, 17, and 20 at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, 1120 Stafford Road.
The R.A.D. system is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance; while progressing on the basics of hands-on defense training. Female PPD officers will be teaching the course.
The department’s most recently certified instructor, officer Megan Hunley, describes R.A.D. primarily as a self-defense course that teaches women how to defend themselves against abduction.
“R.A.D. and the instructors are committed to opposing violence against women by teaching the high intensity techniques that will help a woman survive an attack,” Hunley said in a press release. “I would highly recommend this course to any woman, regardless of age.”
Anyone interested in participating may e-mail Hunley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited.