The Wellesley Police Department will offer a spring Citizen Police Academy starting on Wednesday, March 14, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes will run weekly on Wednesday nights until May 16.
The Citizen Police Academy is an outstanding opportunity for the public to learn about how the Wellesley Police Department operates as an organization in Wellesley and as a law enforcement agency. Each week Wellesley Police Department academy instructors will demonstrate a new and different aspect of the type of daily work that we do including:
Police Officer selection — How to become a police officer in Wellesley
Witness identification and interview/interrogation techniques
Traffic enforcement, including RADAR and LIDAR
Motor vehicle laws, including operating under the influence, breath tests and enforcement
Crime scene processing, evidence collection, and narcotics enforcement
…and many more!
All of the classes are taught by Wellesley Police officers, supervisors, and detectives. This is a chance to learn about the Wellesley Police Department and meet some of the many officers that protect the community on a daily basis. Graduates of the Citizen Police Academy are all entitled to conduct a ride-along with a Wellesley Police Officer on the street.