Personal Safety & Self-Defense (RAD)

To help young women learn how best to protect themselves, the Department of Parks and Recreation offers R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) System courses. This comprehensive, female-only program empowers young women by teaching them realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. Course subject matter includes awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, as well as basic, hands-on defense training. 

For information, call Lt. Gregory Ford at 301-429-9889; TTY 301-446-3402, or visit