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Public Safety Leadership in the 21st Century. Dr. John N. Vinson, Chief of Police, University of Washington Police Department and national leadership training consultant is presenting a dynamic leadership program open to all campus police, public safety and municipal police leaders and those aspiring to become leaders. This leadership series consists of 20 hours of leadership training over two consecutive days. The curriculum features interactive participation by attendees and exposure to the newest and latest innovative leadership training available to law enforcement and public safety officials.

The inaugural session is scheduled from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 through Wednesday August 27, 2014 at the University of Washington Police Department Training Facility, located at 1117 NE Boat Street, Seattle, Washington 98105. Cost per attendee is $125 and includes parking, light refreshments, classroom materials and a Certificate of Completion. A registration form can be requested from the UWPD Training Unit at uwpdtrng@uw.edu.


R.A.D.: Free Self-Defense Training for Women. The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) will be offering free self-defense training Fall Quarter. Check back here over the summer for dates and times. The program trains women in Rape Aggression Defense (RAD), simple yet effective self-defense designed for women on university and college campuses. The program teaches realistic measures to take that do not require special skills, years of practice, or any particular level of fitness.

The UWPD offers RAD for free to community members, including faculty, students, and staff as well as our neighbors in the University District. Class participants praise the class for “inspiring” them and helping make them feel “much more confident” and “empowered.” Students have told us they are proud that they completed the simulation training. For more information, email Sherri Vansickle or call 206-543-0507.

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