Department Certified Instructors
Detective Jason Silvestri
The Rape Aggression Defense(RAD) Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of hands-on, self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only. All courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors.
The goal of R.A.D. is to provide realistic self-defense options to women, regardless of their level of physical conditioning. Students at all levels of ability, age, experience, and strength will be provided with techniques and information that can be effectively used from the first day of class. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program, nor does it require students to be athletes in training to succeed.
The R.A.D. system will provide students with the knowledge to make an educated decision about personal defense. Every student will receive a manual for reference and practice. Once a student has completed a R.A.D. program, their signed manual provides free lifetime return and practice with any R.A.D. Instructor in the U.S. and Canada.
The Paxton Police Department is proud to offer the following R.A.D. courses:
Basic Personal Defense System
Keychain Defense Options