Tarleton State University police will host another round of free Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) classes for women from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 15-16 and Sept. 21-22 at Wisdom Gym.
The four sessions will be instructed by Detective Kristie Bint and Sgt. Amanda Miller. The R.A.D. classes are open for anyone to attend; students, staff and the public.
“We go over techniques, resources, information, get them to think outside the box and be creative,” Bint said. “We provide a free book and they get a T-shirt and whistle.”
The classes also involve lectures and techniques suitable for all ages. Bint adds that participants do not have to attend every session.
“We go over everything every night, so if you miss a night, everyone is still up to speed,” she said. “We know everyones’ schedules are so busy and we’re just trying to give back and help the community.”
Those interested in taking the course are encouraged to sign up early for a head count on books and T-shirts.
To register call Bint at 254-968-9565 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Another R.A.D. course will take place before spring break and Bint said there’s also a possibility of having a second course this fall.
“We offer different scenarios, you’d be surprised at how many people don’t want to go places at night because they don’t feel comfortable,” Bint said. “The very last night we do simulations, if they choose to participate, so they can see it in a controlled environment.”