R.A.D. Fall Training Sessions Open to UB, Community
September 5, 2018
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
Starting later this month, the University of Baltimore Police Department will offer a series of R.A.D. (Rape, Aggression, Defense) training sessions for UB students, faculty, staff, alumni, family members and the community. In keeping with the department's mission to enhance the safety and quality of life on campus, the training, available to both women and men, is nationally recognized, and effective as a means of personal protection.
R.A.D. is taught at colleges and universities across the country, as well as in municipal law enforcement agencies. According to its website, it is the only self-defense program endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators as well as a number of other self-defense training providers.
UBPD Officer Brantley W. Parks, who leads the R.A.D. program for women at the University, says the R.A.D. technique is relatively easy to learn and highly effective in real-life situations.
Thanks to a grant from the University Alumni Foundation, University of Baltimore Police have updated the equipment used during the program. The grant award lead to the purchase of six new student suits and several new impact targets.
The Women’s Self Defense Course will be offered by the University of Baltimore Police Department in 12 one-hour sessions on the following dates and times:
- Session A will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., starting Sept. 25.
- Session B will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m., starting Sept. 25.
(Session C is now full and closed for enrollment.)
The Saturday session will run for four weeks with three-hour sessions each week. All classes will be held in the Academic Center Gym, 1420 N. Charles St., in the Mat Room. Participants are urged to wear gym clothes and shoes for each session. Be prepared for a mildly strenuous experience.
Enrollment is open to all UB female faculty, staff, students, alumni, family members and the community. Class size is limited to 20 students. A $20 cost will include the course plus a comprehensive reference manual. Attendance of all sessions is strongly encouraged and a certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course. Students can participate in a simulation exercise where they will utilize the techniques taught against an aggressor.
R.A.D. classes also are available for men. Contact the UB Police Department for details.
For more information, visit the University of Baltimore Police website; click on the Campus Safety link then the Crime Prevention link in the left menu. To register for the class, contact Sgt. Russell Kemp, 410.837.5584, or Nicole Svehla, 410.837.5529, or send an email to email@example.com.