The Hanover Police Department is offering a self-defense class to women ages 13 and up.  There is no cost and the class is limited to 20; the class will consist of four meetings, participants are encouraged to attend all four meetings.

The course, Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) basic defense for women, offers practical techniques that women of all ages can participate in.  The course is designed to provide the participants realistic, dynamic, hands on self-defense training. The course is taught by certified R.A.D. instructor, Lt. Scott Rathburn, of the Hanover Police Department.

The meetings are from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the R.W. Black Center located at 48 Lebanon Street Hanover, NH on the following dates:


Monday, July 17th                                                   

Wednesday, July 19th

Monday, July 24th

Wednesday, July 26th


To register, or for more information contact Lt. Scott Rathburn at (603) 643-2222, or by email at For additional information on R.A.D. you can visit their website,