Scott Ballou, Instructor
Sergeant Scott Ballou started working at the Marshall University Police Dept in 1999 and was Certified as a Basic and Advanced RAD Instructor for RAD Systems in 2000. He became the Lead Instructor after Angie Howell, founder of the RAD program at Marshall, retired in 2011.
Scott has taught over 3,000 women while at Marshall. He is the State Director for RAD Systems in West Virginia. This past year Sergeant Ballou received the 2015 RAD Aggressor Award as one of the Nations Top Instructors.
“It truly is an honor to be involved in such and awesome program where you really are making a difference, changing lives and empowering women through Self-Defense.” -Sergeant Scott Ballou
Kyle McCallister, Instructor
Officer Kyle McCallister, a 2007 graduate of Cabell Midland High School, attended Marshall University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation from Marshall University in 2011, he became employed with the Marshall University Police Department. As a part of his employment with the Marshall University Police Department, he attended the West Virginia State Police Academy. Kyle was a graduate of the 149th class.
In 2011, Officer McCallister started teaching the Women’s Rape Aggression Defense courses. In 2012, he became certified as a Basic Instructor. Since then, Kyle has advanced his certifications where he has achieved the Advanced Instructor Certification and the Weapons Defense Certifications.
Kyle is currently serving as the investigator with the police department and is happily married. Kyle hopes to continue to build upon the program as it has each year he’s been on board.