RAD - Self Defense Program




Call 781-942-6761 or email Community Service Officer O’Shaughnessy at KOShaughnessy@ci.reading.ma.us for sign-ups and questions.

Program Coordinators

Community Service Officer Kristen O'Shaughnessy
Lieutenant Christine Amendola

Team Members

Lieutenant Detective Richard Abate
Officer Sal LaVita
Officer Ian Nelson
Safety Officer Michael Scouten
Officer Kaylyn Gooley
Dispatcher Debbie Haynes
School Resource Officer Matthew Vatcher
Armorer Scott Craven
Dispatcher Brad Mickle

What is RAD?

RAD is an acroynm for the Rape-Agression-Defense self defense system to teach women and children quick, effective defenses to the most common attacks in domestic violence, rape, and street assaults.