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Personal Safety for Women
About the Rape Aggressive Defense (RAD) System
The Vienna Police Department, in conjunction with Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System and Navy Federal Credit Union, is proud to offer personal safety classes for women. RAD is a system of self-defense provided in cities and on college campuses throughout the United States and Canada.

The Vienna Police Department and Navy Federal Credit Union have been proud sponsors of RAD for more than 20 years. The approach taken is a blend of threat avoidance strategies and real-world assault resistance tactics for women. The overall goal is to reduce victimization through informed decision-making and sensible actions.

About RAD Classes
Classes consist of four evenings at the Navy Federal Credit Union's training center. Each three-hour class involves classroom and hands-on training in personal safety. Within this safe and controlled environment, role playing is utilized to help develop skills.

The Rape Aggression Defense System is primarily a basic education of confrontation principles and personal defense. Our program ranges from awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance to basic physical defense, aerosol defense options, flashlight key chain defense, and advanced self-defense methods (from the Participant's Manual by Lawrence N. Nadeau, Founder of Rape Aggression Defense Systems, Inc.).

Register for RAD System Classes
To register, complete the online form or contact Disp. Amy Milliman, 703-255-7837 or MPO Juan Vazquez, 703-255-7845.  

Availability of Sessions
RAD sessions take place throughout the year with the exception of winter months. Classes run from 7-10 pm at the Navy Federal Credit Union's training center . Registration is only accepted for the upcoming session, 

The 2018 session schedule is:        
  • May 1, 3, 8, 10 (Tuesday/Thursday classes)
  • July 30, August 1, 6, 8 (Monday/Wednesday classes)
  • November 6, 8, 13, 15 (Tuesday/Thursday classes)
    An equipment fee of $15 is due the first night of class.