Police offer free self-defense class

NEWTON, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2016) – Newton police officers will lead a free self-defense class in March for women and female teenagers.

Self defense websiteThe class will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 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 Master Police Officer M.D. Hopkins at or call Alex Frick at 828-695-4266.