News Release

Women-only RAD course to be offered Nov. 21-23

Contact: Elise Doster


     HAMMOND –The Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department will hold a free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course for local women Nov. 21-23.

     The physical defense course will be held Friday, Nov. 21 from 6-10 p.m. and Nov. 22-23 from 2-6 p.m. Registered participants will be given the class location one-week prior in order to maintain confidentiality and personal safety.

     The class is open to women of all ages interested in learning active defense techniques and other useful safety skills.

     “Athleticism is not required to participate,” said Lt. Patrick Gipson, the university police department’s community education officer. Gipson said women from ages 12 to older than 65 years have completed the RAD course. “All participants have gained information and useful skills to help them stay safe,” he said.

     Space is limited and priority will be given to Southeastern participants, although all women in the community are welcome.

     For more information, email or call Gipson or Officer Scott Huff at 985-549-2222.

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