Police department schedules rape aggression defense keychain class

SEVIERVILLE - The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a 4-hour Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Keychain class for women. 

The class is on Saturday, October 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Sevierville Civic Center in the City of Sevierville Municipal Complex. 

The purpose of the class is to develop and enhance self-defense options for women using a keychain with a small device, commonly called a kubaton.

The class is free of charge, but registration is limited to the first 12 women that register. To attend the keychain class, participants must have already attended the full series of the standard R.A.D. class. 

Participants are required to bring an empty, plastic 2-gallon water jug. Practice kubatons will be provided.

To register or receive additional information, call (865) 868-1834 or email dfinchum@seviervilletn.org.

The class will be taught be SPD Lt. David Finchum and Sgt. Rebecca Cowan, both nationally certified R.A.D. instructors. Each participant will receive a workbook/reference manual, which outlines the entire program for future reference and continuous personal growth.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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