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Maryville, TN 37804

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January 31, 2017

Sheriff's Office announces RAD schedule for 2017

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said the Sheriff's Office scheduled several upcoming Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes in 2017.

The first 12-hour RAD session is scheduled to begin in March, and will be held March 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Blount County Justice Center, located at 940 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Classes will be held in the Jury Pool room on the 3rd floor. This 12-hour class is open to ladies age 13 and up. Class size is limited, so early enrollment is encouraged. There is no cost for the class.

Three additional classes will be held in 2017. The second session will be held May 2, 9, 16, and 23. The third session is scheduled for July 25, August 1, 8, and 15. The fourth session will be held September 19, 26, and October 3 and 10. RAD instructors will also teach special sessions to groups of women of 10 or more upon request, as well as advanced classes for ladies who have gone through the basic class.

The class is designed to develop options of resistance through the RAD program, and is taught by certified instructors through the Blount County Sheriff's Office. The dynamic, hands-on program was designed for the average woman, and basic self-defense techniques are taught in an enjoyable format.

For additional information, or to enroll for any of the 2017 classes, please contact Deputy Janice Postel at (865) 296-0629.

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