Rape Aggression Defense

UT Arlington Police Department put on the Rape Aggression Defense program also known as the RAD program. RAD is offered to female students, faculty, and staff six times in the school year. Three in the fall, and three in the spring.

I had the opportunity to attend the program, and got to not only watch, but to participate.

During the eight hour program I learned basic self defense moves, as well as ones that required more technique and skill. I also got the chance to suit up with all the other attendees, and run through the situational simulator.

I spoke with a female student who participated in the program, as well as Sergeant Dean Peterson, one of the three instructors.

-Samantha Seibold

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