The Wellesley Police Department will be holding a Citizens Police Academy for the public on Wednesday nights (6:30pm until about 8:30pm) from March 22 to May 24 at the station.
The Academy is designed to give participants an overview of the police department functions and operational procedures. Classes are taught by Wellesley Police Officers and are interactive in nature, ranging from lectures to tours to hands-on demos.
· E 9-1-1 system in Massachusetts & How the police are dispatched to emergency and routine calls for service
· Motor Vehicle Law & the Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol law in Massachusetts
· Domestic violence
· Police interview & interrogation and witness identifications at crime scenes
· Narcotics & drug investigations
· Computer/Internet crimes
· Massachusetts Criminal Law and Procedures
· Crime prevention and security in Wellesley
· Crime scene search and evidence procedures
· Defensive equipment and defensive procedures
The program is for citizens high school age and above, though students would need to go with a parent/guardian. (Also, don’t over the WPD Youth Academy, a free summer camp program offered by Wellesley)
Once the academy has been completed, participants are eligible to partake in a ride along with a Wellesley Police Officer during their tour of duty.
For more information please contact Lieutenant Marie Cleary at 781-235-1212 or MCLeary@Wellesleyma.gov.