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RAD for Women

Defensive tactics every woman needs to know are taught at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Det. Norma Alber instructs students both in classroom and gymnasium settings. The 12-hour course is broken into four nights of classes, and taught in the training room of the new law enforcement center, 26861 C.R. 26 (building is closest to the entrance).

The next BASIC RAD classes offered will be 6:00pm - 9:00pm on the following dates:

Session 1:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Session 2:
Monday, April 11, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

An ADVANCED RAD class will be offered in June of 2016. Participants will need to be physically fit, have good balance and be able to fall. Times and dates for the Advanced class will be posted as soon as they become available.

Women interested in attending these free courses should call (574)891-2341 or send an email. Private clubs, businesses and community groups may arrange training to fit specific schedules by using the same contact information.

“Whatever your age or skill level, we’ll teach you something to prepare yourself physically and psychologically,” said Det. Alber, a certified trainer in the nationally respected Rape Aggression Defense program. “People need this class if they can’t answer whether they are prepared to defend themselves from an attacker.”

Additional information about the program and the trainers is available in our brochure.