From the Wellesley Police Department:
The Wellesley Police Department will be holding another session of the Wellesley Police Citizens Academy starting in October of 2019. Previous sessions of the academy have been popular and filled to capacity. The academy is a 9-week program starting on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 PM. The academy will end on December 18. Each class is approximately 2 hours long.
The Citizen Police Academy is designed to give citizens an overview of the police department’s functions and operational procedures. Instruction for the class is designed to be appealing to participants with a combination of lectures, tours, demonstrations and hands on practice.
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. The academy will be held in the Kingsbury Room at the Wellesley Police Department.