"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


The Rutgers University Police Department-Newark Division 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 females 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 www.RAD-SYSTEMS.com. For information about on-campus training programs and sessions contact Rutgers R.A.D. Training Coordinator Sergeant Daryl A. Yelverton at 973-972-4925.