Decatur Police Dept. holding free Self Defense for Women class


The Decatur Police Department is holding a free women’s self defense course on February 18, 20, and 22.

The training is called  RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Training Course, and it provides crucial safety information, along with hands-on practice, that could prevent a possible assault.

Instruction will be divided into three training sessions on February 18, 20, and 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The classes are hosted by Sgt. Atchley and Ofc. Bradley.

Held at the Decatur Police Training Center at 4119 Old Hwy 31 in Decatur, each class will be hands-on as participants will actively practice the strategies of self-defense tactics and techniques. Participants are asked to wear gym attire.

Organizers say that these classes may be considered physically demanding by some, but women of all abilities are encouraged to register.

“One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at the PD is about self-defense training for women. We are thrilled to provide this educational opportunity as a public service and look forward to instructing many more classes,” says instructor Sgt. Atchley.

An information form and hold harmless agreement are required to register. Find those forms here and here.

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