The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office has a team of Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) certified instructors who teach this free 12 hour course to our citizens.
The R.A.D. program was developed to empower women through self-defense. This empowerment is taught through four basic principles: education, dependency on self, making their own decisions and realization of their own power. The R.A.D. System objective is “To develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked.” This course includes awareness and risk reduction techniques, voice commands, and basic defense techniques. The R.A.D. program is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy effective and proven self-defense tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.