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Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014 11:39 am

Still time to sign up for this unique opportunity

TEWKSBURY – Learn more about your local police department, including the organizational structure, operations, and role in the community, through the Tewksbury Citizen Police Academy. In a series of eight educational interactive classes sponsored by the Tewksbury Police Department, residents over 18 can get the real scoop on identity theft, internet safety, K-9 operations, criminal investigations and much more.

Participants are instructed by members of the Department as to the role and responsibilities in various divisions. Citizens gain an understanding of the challenges facing law enforcement in today’s world. Students are not only given the opportunity to learn but to offer ideas and solutions as well. The goal of the Academy is to develop a unique partnership between citizens and their Police Department that benefits both.

The Tewksbury Police Department Citizens Police Academy is offered to all RESIDENTS 18 years or older. Participants MUST have no criminal history. A background check is conducted on all applicants. Candidates must be able to commit to the class schedule, only one excused absence will be allowed in order to graduate and receive a Certificate of Completion.

The next Citizen Academy begins April 3rd and continues to the graduation on May 22nd. The academy is held at the Tewksbury Police Department. Classes are held for eight weeks from 7PM-9PM each Thursday night. There will be an optional “Refuse to be a Victim” course held on Thursday, May 29th that will run from 5:30-9PM.

Topics may include: Criminal Law, Criminal Investigations, Domestic Violence, Motor Vehicle Law, Identity Theft, Internet Safety, K9, and more.

Applications can be downloaded here (see Related Documents at left), the Tewksbury Police Department website and/or picked up in the lobby of the Police Department. Completed applications should be mailed or hand delivered to: Tewksbury Police Department, Attn: Safety Officer Jennie Welch, 918 Main Street Tewksbury, MA 01876. For more information, call 978-851-7373, ext. 230

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