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Franklin Police Offer Self-Defense Techniques Class for Women

Register Now for Free Rape Aggression Defense Training (RAD) to be Offered in February

Post Date:01/07/2010

Sergeant Charles J. Warner
Public Information Officer

R.A.D. (Rape, Aggression, Defense) Systems Franklin, TN – According to statistics, 78 women are forcibly raped every hour in the United States. Just as startling: One out of four college women reported being sexually assaulted sometime during their four years of school.

The Franklin Police Department is proud to offer free self-defense training to women who live or work in Williamson County. The training incorporates the building of awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, as well as hands-on self-defense training by experienced police officers.

This 12-hour program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. Mothers and daughters are encouraged to attend this free training together.

This four-part series will meet on Tuesday 02/16/2010, Thursday, 02/18/2010, Tuesday 02/23/2010, and Thursday 02/25/2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin Police Department.

For more information, visit or

Helping to provide this training is something that I always look forward to,” Officer Rose Steagall said. “Participants walk away from this experience with a renewed feeling of confidence that they can avoid or overcome an attacker, we just show them how.”

To register, contact Officer Rose Steagall with the Franklin Police Department Community Relations Unit at 550-6811 or

To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411 (Tip411),
or call CrimeStoppers at (615) 794-4000
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