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Posted on: February 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] WPD Offers Citizen Police Academy

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Learn more about Wellesley law enforcement at a Citizen Police Academy.

The Wellesley Police Department is offering this informative nine-week program for adults beginning in March. 

The Citizen Police 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. 

Some of the topics covered are:

  • 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

Participants also have a chance to ride along in a police cruiser with a WPD 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 Citizen Police Academy runs for nine weeks, beginning on Wednesday, March 25, and ending on Wednesday, May 27. There is no class on Wednesday, April 22 due to spring vacation break for schools.

Interested? Apply now. Space is limited to 20 students. 

More information is available online or by contacting Officer Travis Dixon or Officer Matt Wall at 781-235-1212.  

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