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Department Offering Rape Defense Class

January 21, 2012 by Special To The ...

The following press release was issued by the Cheshire Police Department:

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System is a program of realistic self‐defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women‐only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands‐on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. The courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to a free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates. The cornerstone of R.A.D. Systems, this course has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self defense techniques, suitable for women of all ages and abilities.
The following eligibility requirements apply:
• Must be a female at least 16 years old
• Must live or work in Cheshire
There are no minimum physical requirements to participate in the Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.) Class. You will not be asked to do anything that you do not wish to do. The first class will be held in the Cheshire Police Department’s Training Room. Locations for the remaining classes will be given during the first class. Each class is approximately 2.5 hours in length. The class is free of cost to attendees and enrollment is limited to 14 students on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants will be contacted as training dates become available.
Applications can be obtained at Cheshire Police Headquarters at 500 Highland Avenue or completed online by going to
For more information, contact Training Officer James Nemphos at (203) 271‐5560 or email You may also contact Officer Brian Schechter at (203) 271‐5544 or email

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