Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Programs

The National Standard in Self Defense Education Self Defense for Women

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

Class Requirements

The class requires a commitment to attend both (2) sessions, a total of approximately 15 hours. Space is limited.

R.A.D. Objective
To develop and enhance the options of self-defense so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked.

For information or to register contact Patrick Bahl.

RAD Instructors

The Mines Police Department instructors are all certified through the R.A.D. System to deliver this training.

Currently Scheduled Women’s Class


For information or to register to contact Patrick Bahl.


RAD for Men

RAD For Men Instructional Objective:
“To provide responsible information and tactical options of self-defense for men who find themselves in confrontational situations.”

(Resisting Aggression through Defense)
Self Defense for Men

Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior.

Class Requirements
It is a minimum nine (9) hour program, Space is limited.

For information or to register contact Patrick Bahl.

RAD Instructors

The Mines Police Department Rape Aggression Defense instructors are all certified through the R.A.D. System (the parent program) to deliver this training.

Contact Us

1400 Maple Street Suite 118
Golden, CO 80401
FAX: 303-384-2214

Administrative office hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

After hours, an on-duty Mines Police Officer can be reached by calling 303-273-3333, option 5, or by calling the City of Golden Police Dispatch at 303-384-8045 or 9-1-1

Chief/Director: Dustin Olson

Commander: Dave Cillessen

Sergeant: Patrick Bahl

Office Manager: Amanda Hupka