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Tewksbury Police Department To Conduct Annual Citizen Police Academy

Mar 12, 2018 12:10PM ● By Theresa Gilman

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the Tewksbury Police Department.)

What is the Tewksbury Citizen Police Academy? The Citizen Academy is a series of classes sponsored by the Tewksbury Police Department. It’s designed to educate attendees about the Tewksbury Police Department, its organization, operations, and role in the community.

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

Who Can Attend? The Tewksbury Police Department Citizen Police Academy is offered to all residents 18 years of age or older.  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.

When is the next Citizen Police Academy?  The next Citizen Academy begins April 4, 2018 and continues through graduation on May 23, 2018. The Academy is held at the Tewksbury Police Department. Classes run for eight weeks from 7:00PM-9:00PM each Wednesday night (9th week CPR course optional).

Topics may include, but are not limited to: Criminal Law, Criminal Investigations, Domestic Violence, Motor Vehicle Law, Use of Force, Critical Incident Training, K9, CPR, Managing the Opioid Crisis, and more.

Applications can be downloaded on the Tewksbury Police Department website   at (or viewed/downloaded on this page – PDF format) and mailed/hand delivered by March 24, 2018 to:
Tewksbury Police Department
Attention: Officer Jennie Welch
918 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(Call Community Service  Officer Welch @ 978-851-7373 ext. 230 with questions)

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