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Tallahassee police offering safety classes for children

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Mar 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-04 07:01:16-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- The Tallahassee Police Department is offering several classes to keep your child safe.

TPD provides a variety of child safety programs. In addition to the DEFY program and “Officer Friendly” presentations, TPD’s Community Relations Unit offers RADKids.

RADKids is designed to teach confidence, self-esteem and the power to make good choices. The class also covers a variety of topics to include bullying, stranger-danger, the dangers of drugs, fire and gun safety, assault prevention, abduction recognition and personal safety. RADKids teaches children to react when dangerous situations arise. It is a self-empowerment class which educates children (ages7-12) to not just react verbally, but to also react physically. The class teaches children what to say and do when a dangerous or uncomfortable situation arises.

For testimonials of how children have escaped their abductors after attending the RADKids class, click here.

As of this date, TPD has educated over 180 children in our community. The next class will be held March 11-14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Tallahassee Police Department, located at 234 East 7th Avenue in Tallahassee, FL.

To register, please contact Crime Prevention Officer Anitra Highland at Anitra.Highland@talgov.com or at 850-891-4430.