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Four additional LUPD police officers certified as RADS instructors

March 23, 2012

Four police officers from the Loyola University New Orleans Police Department have successfully completed the three-day Rape Aggression Defense System instructor’s course, hosted by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office. The certification allows them to teach the training course designed to maximize the physical defense abilities of women. Officers Mary Erler and Andrew Laiche, along with Corporals John Greenhalgh and Josh Carmouche, now join Lt. Angela Honora and Cpl. Mary Booth in teaching the self-defense class.

LUPD sponsors the nationally-recognized program, which increases the number of viable options for self-defense for women who are attacked. Participants have the opportunity to test their newly-learned defense strategies during realistic attack scenarios.

LUPD offers the course at least once a month free of charge to the Loyola female community, their friends and/or family members, as well as to women at other local universities that don’t have the program. Loyola RADS instructors have also trained community members at area battered women’s shelters and neighborhood civic associations.

Classes can be organized in segments around school and work schedules. Please contact LUPD at 504-865-3434 or police@loyno.edu and ask for one of the officers listed above to arrange for this worthwhile training.

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