06/04/2019 - 9:00 am

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host radKIDS® Defense Courses for children in Raceland, Cut Off, and Thibodaux 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 21st year the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has offered these courses.

Here is the schedule of courses:

LPSO Range Facility
3451 Highway 182, Raceland

Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7
Deadline to Register: Friday, May 31

The Learning Center at Lady of the Sea Hospital
200 West 134th Place, Cut Off

Tuesday, June 18 through Friday, June 21
Deadline to Register: Friday, June 14

Moses Community Center
1310 Cardinal Drive, Thibodaux
Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19
Deadline to Register: Friday, July 12


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 children 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 carla-landry@lpso.net.

“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.