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The South Salt Lake Police Department is proud to be part of the nationally recognized radKIDS family of instructors!

radKIDS (Resisting Aggression Defensively) is the national leader in children’s safety. radKIDS is brought to children and parents by nationally certified instructors drawn from your own community.

The radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education Program is a 10-hour family centered safety education program that emphasizes essential decision-making skills as well as physical resistance options to escape violence. Children from 5-12 years of age participate in the program with their instructors to create a true safety partnership. Through radKIDS training, children become empowered and learn to replace the fear, confusion, and panic or dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem.

radKIDS Curriculum

  • Home, school and vehicle safety
  • Out and about safety
  • Realistic defense against abduction
  • Good-bad-uncomfortable touch
  • Stranger tricks (including physical defense against abduction)
  • Self-realization of personal power

For more information or to register for a class contact:

Officer Chase Hermansen
(801) 412-3642

Visit the national radKIDS website at

“This training was especially good for [my son] because he’s so friendly and outgoing that prior to the training, his initial response would likely have been to try to help a stranger or even a non-stranger, which certainly would have increased the likelihood of him becoming harmed. I also found the household, fire, and traffic safety compo-nents of the program extremely helpful. It’s truly far more than a self-defense class. It’s comprehensive safety awareness and response training that, in my opinion, every child should attend. I’m going to tell everyone I know that has children to look for upcoming RadKids training.”

Angela Micklos,Deputy District Attorney
Salt Lake County

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For information on when and where the next Neighborhood Watch meeting in your area is being held, please call the Neighborhood Watch Hotline at 801-412-3668.