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Self defense classes open to the public

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).

Class enrollment is now closed. Class has already filled to capacity. Another class is being scheduled for April 2015. Watch this page for specific dates and times as April gets closer.

The next class offered will be 6:00pm - 9:00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Please plan on attending all four sessions. (30 class maximum)

Dates for future classes will be released when 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.