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Safety and Self Defense Classes

The Lunenburg Police Department is proud to offer safety and self defense classes for both adult women and children. The classes are taught by LPD staff and officers and are open to all members of the Lunenburg community. The purpose of the classes are to empower women and children to combat various types of assaults by providing them with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The classes cover safety awareness, risk reduction, and risk avoidance and provide attendees with the knowledge to make educated decisions about safety and resistance.

Classes offered by LPD:

  • For Women: R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense
  • For Children: radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education

The Team:

  • Sgt. Sean Zrate
  • Public Safety Coordinator Amanda Moore
  • Officer Lisa Melnicki

radKIDS Team

R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense

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The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. The courses is taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provides each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth and is the key to the free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates. For more information about about the R.A.D. program click here.

Course Format

The R.A.D. Basic course begins with a lecture/discussion component which outlines a number of issues regarding awareness and avoidance of potentially dangerous situations. Most of the program is spent learning and practicing basic physical self-defense techniques. The final element of the program is called the simulation. This allows students the opportunity to use their techniques in a simulated attack environment. While this can be challenging for many students, it has also proven to be highly empowering. The simulation is conducted in a safe and controlled manner and is an optional part of the program.

Course Length

The minimum hours requirement for the course is 12 hours. Typically the course is run once a week for 4 weeks in the evening. Occasional, depending on the class size, additional time may be added. LPD currently offers classes in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Course Registration

The Lunenburg Police Department will be providing a free R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense for women this summer. There will be four (4) classes which will last approximately three (3) hours each night. The class will be limited to 12 women, from the ages of 18 and older. Registration will be on a first come first, served basis. Dates of the class and more information will be available soon

Class Details

When: TBD

Where: TC Passios Building Gym

Requirements: Participants must be at least 18 years old to attend this class. The class is reserved for women only. This class involves physical activity which involves but not limited self-defense techniques. Athletic comfortable clothing is suggested.

To be added to the waitlist, please fill out the form here.

By filling out the form, I understand and acknowledge that the RAD course involves physical activity and may involve strenuous self-defense techniques. I acknowledge that I am in good health and I will be able to participate in the physical activity required for this class. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, covenant and agree not to commence any legal action or make any claim whatsoever against the Town of Lunenburg, and/or the Lunenburg Police Department for any injuries that may occur during training.

radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education

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A “radKID” is a cool kid who won’t let anyone hurt them. The radKIDS program educates children with the tools, knowledge, and power to recognize and avoid danger as well as to resist and protect themselves from physical abuse. radKIDS was founded by a dedicated alliance of educators, law enforcement professionals, personal safety experts and concerned parents. radKIDS is a comprehensive, foundational safety education program for children aged 5-7 and 8-12.

Course Format

radKIDS focuses on seven core areas:

  • Home Safety
  • School Safety
  • Out-and-About Safety
  • Vehicle Safety
  • Stranger Tricks (including Physical Defense against Abduction)
  • Personal Safety (including Good, Bad, and Uncomfortable Touch)
  • Self-Realization of Personal Power

For more information about about the radKIDS program click here.

Course Length

The minimum hours requirement for the course is 10 hours. Typically the course is run once a week for 5 weeks in the evening. Occasional, depending on the class size, additional time may be added. LPD currently offers classes in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Course Registration

The Lunenburg Police Department will be providing a free radKIDS class for children ages 8-12 this spring. There will be five (5) classes which will last approximately two (2) hours each night. The class will be limited to 12 children, from the ages of 8-12 . Registration will be on a first come first, served basis.

Class Details

When: Tuesday Evenings from 5-7PM. May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st.

Where: TC Passios Building Gym

Requirements: Participants must be 8-12 years old to attend this class. This class involves physical activity which involves but not limited self-defense techniques. Athletic comfortable clothing is suggested.

To apply for course registration, please fill out the form here.

By filling out the form, I understand and acknowledge that the radKIDS course involves physical activity and may involve strenuous self-defense techniques. I acknowledge that I am in good health and I will be able to participate in the physical activity required for this class. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, covenant and agree not to commence any legal action or make any claim whatsoever against the Town of Lunenburg, and/or the Lunenburg Police Department for any injuries that may occur during training.

Last Updated: Mon, 04/04/2022 - 12:44pm