Newton, NC – Newton police officers will lead a free self-defense class in May for women and female teenagers.

The class will be from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, May 5, 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. M.D. Hopkins at [email protected].