11/4/2023 - Free Women's Self Defense Class:




The Darien Police Department is looking to identify women (adults 18+ only) who would be interested in attending our FREE Women's Rape Aggression Defense Program (R.A.D.) hosted by the Darien Police Department and graciously sponsored by the Darien Domestic Abuse Council (D.D.A.C) and Darien YMCA. Classes would be held on DECEMBER 4th, 6th, 11th & 13th FROM 6-9PM. Sign ups are first come/first serve and participants MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR CLASSES.

ABOUT R.A.D.: R.A.D. is a 12-hour course which provides female attendees with the basics of self-defense and situational awareness, as well as tools to prevent a sexual assault or kidnapping. This program is designed for the average person with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. This program will be taught by R.A.D. Certified Darien Police Officers and combines classroom discussion and physical technical skills. The skills learned will be demonstrated by students during a simulated "attack scenario". Our aim is to provide these lifesaving skills in the safest environment possible. 

Participants would be required to: 
Commit for the full 12-hour course (over 4-days, for 3-hours at a time)
Provide other attendees with confidentiality, as personal topics may be discussed
For more information on the program, and to view a video of the simulated "attack scenario", visit the R.A.D. website: The R.A.D. Systems of Self Defense (


View our Brochure on our up coming sessions.