June 5 2018

Burlington Police Again Offering Abduction Avoidance Classes for Children


The Burlington Police Department will once again be offering a free program that helps teach children how to stay safe from a variety of dangers.

The program is radKIDS and will be for children between the ages of 8-12. The police are offering two class sessions, one that will run from July 9 to 13, and another from July 16 to 20. The classes will be at Marshall Simonds Middle School Gym and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. All five classes must be attended.

radKIDS classes teach children ways to avoid abduction and the Burlington Police Department will incorporate risk awareness (strangers, public safety, etc.) to the program.

“The kids will be in a fun and very active program that stresses safety awareness through role-play, self-defense and other activities,” a release from the department states.


The Burlington Police will incorporate risk awareness skills (strangers, public safety, etc.) with radKIDS, a program that offers defense against abduction. The radKIDS portion of the class is a 15 hours class to be integrated with safety awareness teachings.

The classes will be free for all attending residents though donations to Burlington DARE are appreciated, the department states.  

Registration forms are available on the Burlington Police blog.


Space is limited. For questions, call Officer Keith Sheppard at 781-505-4965.


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