The Wellesley Police Department (WPD) will once again be offering their popular Citizen Police Academy this Fall. As requested by the WPD, we are delighted to share this opportunity with the COA community.
What is the Citizen Police Academy?
The citizen police academy is designed to give citizens an overview of the police department’s functions and operational procedures.
How are the classes taught?
Instruction is designed to be appealing to participants with a combination of lectures, tours, demonstrations and hands on practice.
What will the classes include?
Class will include the following topics and more:
- 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
A ride along in a police cruiser with an officer is available for those who are interested after classes have been completed.
When do classes start and where are they held?
The Citizen Police Academy is a 9 week program.
Classes will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 and will end on Wednesday, December 18, 2018. There will be no class on October 31st or November 21st.
Classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. each week.
Classes will be held in the Kingsbury Room at the Wellesley Police Department.
Visit our website at www.wellesleypolice.com or contact Lt. Marie Cleary or Officer Matt Wall at 781-235-1212 for more information.