The Portland Police Department is pleased to be hosting another R.A.D. Training class in February 2010. R.A.D provides women with the tools they need both to avoid dangerous situations and to escape from them. It is specifically designed to help women survive situa-tions in which their lives are in jeopardy. This course is open to all women in the Greater Portland area who would like to develop real life defensive tools and tactics. The Basic Self-Defense Course consists of 5 three-hour classes (Feb 2,4,9, and 11, from 6 – 9pm, and Feb 13 from 8am to 12noon). All classes must be attended to complete the course. Classes will be held at the Portland Police Department, 109 Middle Street. The course donation is $25, which will help support the Amy St. Laurent Foundation which sponsors these classes. To sign up for this class or receive more information, please contact 756-8643 or e-mail, ppdrad@portland maine.gov.