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What is the RAD System?

  • The R.A.D. System of defense will provide both men and women of all ages with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance, on the premise that a spontaneous violent attack will stimulate a natural desire to resist on the part of the victim.
  • The program is taught by Police Officers who are trained and certified R.A.D. instructors. Officers educate participants about the “Fight or Flight” response.
  • Additionally, as part of our comprehensive program you will be provided with a copy of the R.A.D. reference manual. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for review and continuous personal growth.
  • Our officers also offer SAFE classes, which are a condensed version of the RAD program.

Classes are scheduled quarterly, and special classes can be arranged for groups by contacting the N.U. Police Department or by submitting the form below, Monday through Friday 8:30AM-4:00PM, at 617.373.3940 or 617.373.5402.

  • Class is open to all N.U. affiliated men and women (students, faculty and staff) on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All participants must be 18 years of age.
  • All participants may register via email to r.jolliffe@northeastern.edu, OR, in person at N.U. Police Headquarters located at 716 Columbus Avenue between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  • All RAD Courses are offered for FREE.
Please note this is a three-part course, participants MUST attend ALL three dates listed.

Women’s Session A:

Location: ISEC, Room 142

Wednesday, January 24, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday, January 31, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday, February 8, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Women’s Session B:

Location: ISEC, Room 142

Wednesday, March 21, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday, March 28, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday, April 5, 6:00pm-10:00pm



Sign Up via email to r.jolliffe@northeastern.edu

Please note, participants MUST attend ALL the dates listed.

Location: NUPD (716 Columbus Avenue, 1st Floor)

Tuesday, February 27, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday, February 28, 6:00pm-10:00pm


Sign Up via email to r.jolliffe@northeastern.edu

Please note this is a two hour class for women.

Location: NUPD (716 Columbus Ave. 1st Floor)

Monday, January 29, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Monday, February 5, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Monday, March 19, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Monday, April 9, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Location: ISEC, Room 142

Wednesday, April 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: NU Crossing

Monday, February 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Monday, March 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Monday, March 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm


Sign Up via email to r.jolliffe@northeastern.edu

SEND A REQUEST EMAIL TO r.jolliffe@northeastern.edu