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Posted on: February 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Citizen's Police Academy is Back for the Spring!

Chief Pilecki with Officer Mike Mankavech.The Wellesley Police Department is excited to announce we will once again be offering a 9-week Citizen Police Academy for adults beginning on March 16, 2022.

The Academy is designed to give participants an overview of the Police Department’s functions and operating procedures. Classes feature a combination of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and hands-on practice.

Topics covered include:

  • E911 System & Dispatching
  • Motor Vehicle Law/Operating Under the Influence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Interview & Interrogation/Witness Identification
  • Narcotics Investigation
  • Computer/Internet Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Search/Evidence Processing
  • Defensive Equipment/Procedures and more

WPD.WinnieParticipants also have a chance to ride along in a police cruiser with an officer after all classes have been completed.

Classes are held on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsbury Room at the Wellesley Police Department.

The Academy runs for nine weeks, beginning on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 and ending on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. There is no class on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 due to spring vacation break for schools.

Don’t miss your chance to meet several of our officers and learn the ins and outs of what a job in law enforcement is all about.  Space is limited to 20 students.

Please contact Officer Michael Pino ( or Lt. Marie Cleary ( for more information.

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