Thomas Perkins, Chief of Police
1 Friend Court
PO Box 536
Wenham, MA 01984
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Wenham Police to Offer Womens’ Self Defense Courses
WENHAM — Chief Thomas Perkins is pleased to announce that the Wenham Police Department will offer women a chance to participate in self defense courses next month.
Three of the four classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Buker Elementary School on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Sept. 11 (location to be determined)
- Wednesday, Sept. 12
- Tuesday, Sept. 18
- Wednesday, Sept. 19
The classes will use the Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.) model, which relies on teaching women how to develop and enhance practical self defense skills that they can rely upon in the event of an attack.
The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, before progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program.
This course will be taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors and will provide each student with a workbook and reference manual. The course materials outline the entire program for reference and continuous growth.
“While we hope they’re never needed, these self defense tactics can ultimately make the difference in helping someone avoid becoming a victim,” Chief Perkins said. “I sincerely hope women in our community will take advantage of this resource.”
The class is for women only, limited to 20 and the participants must be at least 18 years of age. It will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to register for this or future self-defense training programs, or have any questions, please feel free to contact Officer Michael Chandler at [email protected], or call the department at 978-468-5500.