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 December 16th, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara invites women to sign up for self-defense class taught by deputies
Women are invited to sign up for a March 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.' This program is specially designed to help  women enhance their personal defense options in case they are attacked," said Sheriff Mascara.

The 15-hour course will be offered March 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church, 3361 South Jenkins Road, Fort Pierce, Sheriff Mascara said. The minimum age for students is 13. Minors must be accompanied by an adult female family member.

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

The non-refundable course fee is $40 per person and $20 for each additional family member. Pre-registration at the Sheriff's Office is required.

The registration form is available on the Sheriff's Office's website at:


The form and more information are available by contacting Ashlee Mayr, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit, at 772-871-5303. Registration forms can be delivered to the St. Lucie County She

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