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Posted on: December 14, 2012

[ARCHIVED] January 2013 RAD Class

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the Amherst Police Department will be hosting a R.A.D. self defense course for women. The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD 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. Our course is taught by Amherst Police Department Sergeant Jesus Arocho, Detective Janet Lopez and Officer Jessica Damon who are nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors. RAD is for women of all ages, and is open to women from other communities. The class will be held in the Amherst Police Department Community Room from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Monday, January 7, 2013, Thursday, January 10, 2013, Monday, January 14, 2013 and concluding on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Space is limited so all participants must pre-register by January 1, 2013 by calling Detective Janet Lopez at (413) 259-3196 or via emailing at For additional information go to the Amherst Police Department website at or contact Detective Janet Lopez.

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