Turlock police want to help area women defend themselves from would-be attackers.
The city and California State University, Stanislaus police departments are teaming up to present Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training. The free course is open to all Turlock area women.
RAD is a program designed to help women overcome potential sexual harassment and sexual violence by teaching assertiveness, awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, avoidance and physical defense strategies. The 12-hour course is broken up into two sessions over a period of two weeks.
The RAD training will be May 4 and May 11. To register contact Turlock Police Department Crime Prevention Officer Michelle Backeroff at (209) 656-3153.