Newton police offer self-defense training

Newton police offer free self-defense training for women

NEWTON, N.C. – Demand for the Newton Police Department’s recent self-defense training was so robust that Newton officers plan to offer another session in May for women and female teenagers.

Newton officers will lead the free class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 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.