Steuben County law enforcement are hoping to help women learn how to protect themselves.
The Steuben County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the Angola City Police Department to offer realistic, physical, self-defense training for women of any age. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course is a three-day program spread throughout April. During the course, participants will learn about risk awareness, prevention, reduction, and avoidance as well as hands-on defense training.
The program has an international network of certified instructors. The Sheriff's Department said instructors believe self-defense should be easy to learn, easy to retain, and relatively easy to use if physically confronted.
The program will be held April 8th and 15th from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. While the program is free, a $20 deposit will be collected at the time of registration. The deposit will be returned to all participants that complete all three nights of the program.
Anyone interested in the class should contact First Sgt. Brad Kline at Steuben County Sheriff’s Office at 260-668-1000 ext. 5260 or Detective Sergeant Darrin Taylor at Angola Police Department at 260-665-2121