The Refuse To Be A Victim® program was developed by the women of the NRA in 1993 in response to women nationwide who requested crime prevention and personal safety information. As the program grew, the NRA received numerous requests from men who were interested in attending the seminars. Recognizing the program’s relevance to both men and women, the NRA voted in 1997 to make the program co-ed. The only pre-requisite for seminar participation is an interest in crime prevention and personal safety. NRA membership is not required.
During the course, there is no discussion of firearms or gun ownership. It is not a self-defense class; the seminar is focused solely on crime prevention education.
Ken started RVA Personal Safety Services because as the father of a daughter getting ready to go to college, it got him thinking about her being on her own for the first time and what she’d need to know to stay safe in new and unfamiliar surroundings.
Ken's dad was in the military and the family traveled around the world, including stints in London and Tokyo.
At the age of 10, Ken was introduced to shooting sports. He taught his sister how to shoot and she went on to earn a spot on the 1980 Olympic team.
Ken was on an undefeated High School rifle team and shot collegiately while in college where he learned more about safety.
Ken earned his Eagle Scout rank with the Boy Scout of America in 1969 and later attended Old Dominion University (ODU).
After graduating from ODU, Ken worked in the mortgage banking industry for 35 years, in Florida, Louisiana, Northern Virginia, Tidewater, and Richmond, Virginia areas.
Ken lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, daughter, and two toy poodles.
" Ken provided top-notch instruction to our clients about the importance of and the tools by which one creates, experiences and maintains personal safety. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. " Chris N.
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