St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office provides R.A.D.  - Rape Defense Systems - courses designed specifically for women. These courses are taught by Deputy Megan Sellstrom and Sgt. Lacey Kelly, who are both certified R.A.D. instructors, and are open to local females 12 years and older. (Ages 12-17 must have a legal guardian attending the class with them)

The Cornerstone of R.A.D. Systems, this course has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. 

The classes are held at the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Pearl River Training Facility - 39395 Pine St., Pearl River, LA (corner Pine St. & Hickory St.) The attire should be comfortable athletic clothing (closed-toed athletic-style shoes required) for the defensive tactics date, and casual attire is fine the classroom. 

The classes are FREE but you must register as class size is limited and the class fills up quickly.

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