Portland police to hold self-defense course for women

Posted Oct. 08, 2013, at 2:27 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland police are offering a self-defense course for women throughout the month of November, city spokeswoman Nicole Clegg announced Tuesday.

The Rape Aggression Defense course is designed to help women survive situations in which their lives are in jeopardy.

The classes are open to women ages 13 and older who live in the greater Portland area. The course consists of a series of four classes and one scenario day.

Sessions are scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12, 14, 19 and 21, and 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 23, at the Portland Police Department on Middle Street.

All classes must be attended to complete the course and a $25 donation is suggested. Donations must be paid prior to the first class.

For information or to sign up, email ppdrad@portlandmaine.gov or call 874-8643.