June 3 2015

Police Offer Safety and Self Defense Classes to Businesses and Organizations

By: Rich Hosford

Though busy with catching criminals, responding to complaints, monitoring traffic and all of the other responsibilities of the day-to-day of police work, the Burlington Police Department is ready and willing to visit local businesses, groups and organizations for educational purposes. 


The department listed on its Facebook page the types of programs and classes it offers. 

“If you have a business, group or organization in Burlington we would be happy to work with you,” the post states. “All of our services are free and we have a number of highly trained officers who are experts in many specialized fields who would be very happy to come and talk to your organization.”

The Burlington Police Department currently offers:

Self-defense classes - They offer personal safety and self-defense classes for women, seniors, men and children. Police teach the RAD programs for each group of adults and Radkids for children. You can find out more about these programs at RAD Systems and RAD Kids.  


Upcoming RAD classes are announced on the department's Twitter account @burlingtonpd and on their Facebook Page

Workplace Safety and Violence Prevention Training - Police can train any sized group at your business on what to do when encountering violence in the workplace and active shooter situations.

Crime Prevention Assessments - Police can go to your business and find vulnerabilities at your facility and with your security procedures that can be corrected to enhance safety and reduce the risk of crime.

Police can also check homes and residential buildings.

General Police Topics - Police can come to your business or meet with your group to talk about a wide range of topics with any type of audience.


Speaking topics include, but are not limited to, current police issues in the news, crime trends in Burlington and surrounding towns, safety and security, crime prevention, homeland security, emergency preparedness, drug awareness, domestic violence awareness, traffic safety, social media, online safety, Massachusetts Criminal Law and any other police related topic you need assistance with.

For more information or to request an educational program contact Lieutenant Mills at gamills@bpd.org or call 781-505-4945. 

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