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Fresno State Police Department
RAD/Personal Safety/Self-Defense Classes

The Fresno State Police Department is staffed with certified instructors in self-defense and Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). RAD is a Basic Physical Defense class for women. RAD focuses on reducing the probability of women becoming a victim by teaching practical and efficient skills necessary to become confident and active participants in their own personal safety. Educational topics discussed are: local and national statistics; sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking definitions; consent; date rape; dating violence; bystander intervention; and the risks of personal safety (risk awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, and risk avoidance.) Along with the educational component, the participants practice effective hands-on physical defense techniques and may participate in physical simulation exercises. The RAD class is open to all women (students, faculty, staff, and the general public) ages 12 and up. Contact the Fresno State Police Department at 559.278-8400, for information, or email rad@csufresno.edu.

The Fresno State Police Department offered the following awareness and prevention programs in 2014: 

Program Date Location

Rape Aggression Defense

February 21-23, 2014

Fresno State South Gym

Rape Aggression Defense

April 25-27, 2014

Fresno State South Gym

Rape Aggression Defense

October 17-19, 2014

Fresno State South Gym

Rape Aggression Defense

December 5-7, 2014

Fresno State South Gym