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 www.tewksbury-ma.gov/police-department 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)
TEWKSBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT
CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY APPLICATION
Name __________________________________ Date of Application _________
Date of Birth ____/___/___ Social Security Number ____/___/___
Home Address _______________________________________________________
Home Phone__________________ Cell Phone ___________________________
Employer & Address _________________________________________________
When: The CPA will begin at 7PM on Wednesday, April 4th and continue each week until graduation on May 23rd, 2017 (Optional CPR Course May 30th). Classes will run from 7-9PM with guest speakers on various topics of interest each week.
Where: Classes will be held at the Tewksbury Police Department training room.
Requirements: Participants must be at least 18 years old. Background checks will be done on each participant prior to their being accepted to attend. Candidates must be able to commit to this class schedule. Only one excused absence will be allowed in order to graduate and receive a Certificate of Completion.
Topics: Criminal Law, Criminal Investigations, Domestic Violence, Motor Vehicle Law, Use of Force, Critical Incident Training, K9 Operations, CPR, Managing the Opioid Crisis, and more…
Due to the sensitive nature of the material covered within the Citizen Police Academy sessions, all participants are required to sign below:
I HEREBY GRANT PERMISSION FOR THE TEWKSBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ACCESS MY CRIMINAL HISTORY FILE. I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT THIS INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL AND THAT THIS RECORD CHECK IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS APPLICATION ONLY.
SIGNED ____________________________________ DATE __________________________
Return this completed form on or before March 24th, 2018 to: Tewksbury Police Headquarters
Officer Jennie Welch
918 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978)851-7373, ext. 230
* THIS PROGRAM IS FREE OF CHARGE