Check out our 2019 class schedule below!

Updated RAD bannerThe Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Program is a woman's self-defense and awareness training program developed by Larry Nadeau and his staff in Virginia. It is an internationally recognized, proactive, physical defensive tactics-training program provided to females around the nation. After much research and extended efforts, the UAB  Police & Public Safety Department adopted and is now routinely providing this program as a service to the female population  of the UAB community.

The R.A.D. System’s instructional objective is to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they become viable considerations to the woman who might be attacked. R.A.D. is a twelve-hour course, which is broken up into three, four-hour sessions offered during the evenings, or two, six-hour sessions offered on weekends. 

The students and aggressor are dressed in special protective gear during the simulation part of the training. This dynamic simulation empowers the women participants by teaching them the essentials of fighting back and fighting back effectively.

R.A.D. is offered all over the United States and Canada. All graduating R.A.D. students can return and practice their self-defense skills at any location where R.A.D. is offered.

You may contact the following individuals to register for RAD class(es) and/or obtain course information:  

Mrs. Tonya L. Webb (205) 934-2409 or Deputy Chief Zandral Washington, (205) 996-2247.

Your certified instructors are Deputy Chief Zandral Washington, FTO Kenyata Duncan, Sergeant Larry Bailey, and Corporals Steven Gladden and Michelle Burrell.

2019 Classes

5:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

June 10-12, 2019
June 24-26, 2019
September 9-11, 2019
September 23-25, 2019