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 October 11th, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites women to sign up for self-defense class taught by deputies
omen are invited to sign up for a November self-defense class for women taught by St. Lucie County Sheriff's deputies, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

"The name of the course is R.A.D.:  'Rape Aggression Defense.' It is a program that helps women enhance their personal defense options in case they are attacked," said Sheriff Mascara.

The four-hour course will be offered twice: Nov. 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Nov. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the roll call room of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, 4700 West Midway Road, Sheriff Mascara said. The minimum age for students is 13. There can be no more than 16 students.

Sheriff's deputies who are certified R.A.D. instructors will teach the class.

The non-refundable course fee is $10 per person. Pre-registration at the Sheriff's Office is required.

Those who want to register may contact Lissette Maldanodo at 774-462-3617. More information is available by calling Sgt. Chris Cicio at 772-871-5405. * * *

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