MPD to hold Rape Aggression Defense course

The City of Maryville Police Department will offer a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course, free of charge, Nov. 20, 21 and 22. The three-day, 12-hour course is part of the Police Department’s Community Policing program to citizens.

The course is designed to develop and enhance options of self-defense to women who are attacked. RAD is based on a defense system that does not require extensive training or exceptional physical prowess and is taught by certified RAD instructors.

The RAD class will take place at the Maryville Police Department located at the Maryville Municipal Center, 400 West Broadway Avenue. The Thursday, Nov. 20, and Friday, Nov. 21, classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. The final class on Saturday, November 22 will take place at Maryville High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Advance registration is required due to the limited class size. People who are interested in the RAD class must come to the Maryville Police Department to register. For further details, call Sgt. Jason Barham at 977-6964.

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