Newton PD offers self-defense training for women

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Newton police offer free self-defense training for women

NEWTON, N.C. – Newton police officers will lead a free self-defense class in February for women and female teenagers.

The class will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, on the lower level of the Newton Recreation Center at 23 South Brady Ave. Participants must be 16 years old or older. Participants 16 and 17 years old must have parental permission and be accompanied by an adult.

After a brief presentation, Newton police officers will provide hands-on self-defense instruction to participants.

The class is free, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

To sign up for the class, email Sgt. B.J. Williams at or call Alex Frick at 828-695-4266.

If you are unable to attend, check the city of Newton website at for additional class dates to be announced at a later time.