Contact Info

          Edinboro University Police
          911 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2921

          For Emergencies: (814) 732-2911

          Angela Vincent
          Chief of Police


          The Rape Aggression Defense Program (R.A.D.) and Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange Program (S.A.F.E.) teach participants self-defense skills and techniques.

          R.A.D. Program

          The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Program offered by Edinboro University is a nationally accredited program, offered at no cost to those who wish to increase their own personal safety and overall awareness of rape and physical aggression, whether at home or abroad. The R.A.D. Program is a twelve-hour course, usually divided into four sessions of three hours each. This format may be altered if necessary.

          Participants will learn, develop and practice self-defense skills during the program, as well as learn verbal and physical confrontational options. These skills will be practiced against aggressors during four physical simulations in the final session of the program.

          Once certified through the R.A.D. Program, participants may return free of charge to any R.A.D. Program within the U.S. to practice their skills. These programs are also beginning to become available internationally. International locations will also be available to any certified person, free of charge.

          S.A.F.E. Program

          "If you were targeted for a violent attack, you are only guaranteed there will be one person there to defend you, and that person is you. YOU are your best defense."

          – S.A.F.E. Message

          NSDI’s Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) Program offered by Edinboro University is a nationally accredited program that promotes an initiative to stop violence against teenaged and adult women.

          S.A.F.E. is a two-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program that encompasses strategies, techniques, options and prevention. The program provides teenaged and adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. The program teaches participants that 90% of self-defense is awareness, risk reduction and avoiding confrontation, while only 10% is physical. By focusing on both mental and physical preparedness, S.A.F.E. provides women with solid, public safety-awareness information to incorporate into their daily lives.

          Learn more about the nationally accredited S.A.F.E. Program