The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host radKIDS® Defense Courses for children in Thibodaux, Raceland, and Cut Off in June and July. These courses are designed for children 5 to 12 years of age and provide hands-on techniques giving children the tools they need to identify, avoid and if necessary, respond to danger. This is the 20th year the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has offered these courses. Here is the schedule for the summer courses:
LPSO Law Enforcement Complex
1300 Lynn Street, Thibodaux
Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 14
Deadline to Register: Friday, June 8
LPSO Range Facility
3451 Highway 182, Raceland
Tuesday, June 26 through Friday, June 29
Deadline to Register: Friday, June 22
Cut Off Youth Center
205 West 79th Street, Cut Off
Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, July 13
Deadline to Register: Friday, July 6
Children ages 5-7 attend daily morning sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon session is held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 8-12. Parents can elect to drop their child(ren) off or stay for the two-hour program each day. Children are urged to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Cost is $10 per child (for course materials).
Class size is limited, so advance registration is required.
To register, please download and complete the REGISTRATION FORM.
Send completed form and $10 check (made payable to Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office) to:
Sergeant Carla Landry
P.O. Box 5608
Thibodaux, LA 70302
For more information, contact Sergeant Carla Landry at
(985) 449-4441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“RAD” stands for “Resist Aggression Defensively.” Through radKIDS® training, children become empowered and learn to replace fear, confusion, and panic in dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem. It is an educational opportunity for children to learn personal safety strategies as they will receive special training in school safety, 911 calls, and general awareness. On the final day, they get to “fight off” an aggressor. The courses are taught by deputies of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office certified to instruct the children in self-defense and awareness of possible dangerous situations.