Melrose Police to Host R.A.D. With Keys Class for Women

Chief Michael L. Lyle announces that the Melrose Police Department will host its first Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) With Keys class next month, at no cost, to all women who are interested in attending.

The class will be led by Detective Dan Ehlers, on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mount Hood Club House, 100 Slayton Road.

All training and equipment will be supplied by the Melrose Police Department and complimentary refreshments will be served. The Melrose Running Club donated $5,000 to the department earlier this year to support the program.

“The R.A.D with Keys class is just another way for us to help residents protect themselves and feel safe at all times,” Chief Lyle said. “This is certainly a good opportunity for women to learn the concepts and techniques of self-defense in a safe atmosphere.”

The R.A.D programs are dedicated to teaching women self-defense techniques and concepts against the various types of assaults by applying easy and effective defense tactics. The course begins with awareness, prevention risk avoidance and risk reduction, while progressing on the basics of hands-on defensive training.

To sign up for the class, contact Detective Ehlers at 781-979-4432 or


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