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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.

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.