Dennis Police plan for annual Citizens Police Academy

A vintage Dennis police cruiser on display during National Night Out

DENNIS – Dennis Police Chief Peter DiMatteo is announcing that the department will sponsor its 16th Citizens Police Academy this spring.

The CPA will be held on consecutive Mondays beginning March 19th and continuing through June 4th. Classes will be held at the Dennis Police Station at 90 Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

The citizens academy in Dennis has long been a great tool for both the police and the community, bringing everyone together to provide a better understanding of the police function. By establishing relationships and connections with the community, an efficient working partnership is developed and helps contribute to the overall safety and high quality of life in the Town of Dennis.

The officers of the Community Services Unit oversee the administration of the academy and are constantly enhancing and improving the curriculum. This year’s topics of instruction will include: Community Policing; Patrol Functions; Investigative Functions; Law; Use of Force and Defensive Tactics; Communications; Specialized Units; and other topics related to policing. Classes are taught by officers that specialize in the particular field of instruction.

Due to the large pool of applicants we give Dennis residents and those who work in the town preference. Applicants must be 18 years of age and will be subjected to a criminal background check. The number of participants will be capped at 30.

Applications can be obtained at the Dennis Police Station, via the department website, or by contacting the Community Policing Unit at 774-352-1528. The deadline for the submittal of an application is March 9, 2018.
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