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Rape Aggression Defense Training

"To develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked." Larry Nadeau, R.A.D Founder

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For an Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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R.A.D. Instructional Objective

Rutgers University Police Department - Newark Division (RUPD-N) offers R.A.D. training free of charge as a service to the female members of the University Community -- students, faculty and staff. RUPD-N encourages all Rutgers University female faculty, staff and students to take advantage of this opportunity.

R.A.D. is a nationally recognized self defense training course designed exclusively for women who are willing to learn defensive tactics to be utilized during a physical confrontation. Students are taught how to heighten their situational awareness to reduce the likelihood of a physical confrontation.

The program, through lecture, discussion and technique training, provides instruction in basic self-defense through topics as awareness, risk reduction and avoidance, and confrontation. These topics are presented by RUPD-N officers in multiple sessions. An optional simulation exercise is offered at the end of each class to allow class participants to utilize the defensive tactics learned in a controlled scenario.

For more information regarding R.A.D., please visit the official website at For information about on-campus training programs and sessions contact Rutgers R.A.D. Training Coordinator Sergeant Daryl A. Yelverton at 973-972-4925