Wellesley Police offering citizen academy this spring

Wellesley Police DepartmentThe Wellesley Police Department is offering a 9-week Citizen Police Academy for adults beginning on March 16.

The program gives participants an overview of the Police Department’s functions and operating procedures. Classes feature a combination of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and hands-on practice.

Topics covered include:

  • 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 an 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 Academy runs for nine weeks, beginning on Wednesday, March 16 and ending on Wednesday, May 18. There is no class on Wednesday, April 20 due to spring vacation break for schools.

Space is limited to 20 students.

Please contact Officer Michael Pino (mpino@wellesleyma.gov) or Lt. Marie Cleary (mcleary@wellesleyma.gov) for more information.