Harwich Police announce Citizens Police Academy

– Harwich Police are excited to announce the 21st Session of the Harwich Citizens Police Academy to begin September 7, 2017 and will run each week ending November 9, 2017. The academy will meet each Thursday evening from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to provide citizens with a working knowledge of the police department. The classes are a combination of classroom instruction as well as practical instruction . A three hour ride along with a police officer is offered for each academy participant. Classes are instructed by various department members who are trained in particular areas of law enforcement. The classes include, but are not limited to the following topics:

• Criminal and Constitutional Law
• Police Dispatch
• Investigations / Detective Division Operation
• Traffic Law and Crash Investigation
• Drug Interdiction
• Sobriety Testing, Operating Under the Influence
• Crime Scene
• Bicycle, ATV and Motorcycle Patrol
• Domestic Violence
• Use of Force and Firearms
• Defensive Tactics
• Patrol Procedures
• Sex Offender Management
• Community Policing
• Elder affairs
• Police Chaplain program
• Joint Operations with the Harwich Fire Department

Applications for the academy are available at the Harwich Police Department, the Harwich Community Center or at Brooks Free Library or can be downloaded from the Harwich Police web site at www.harwichpolice.com. Class size is limited to 25 and fills quickly, so apply early!

Questions can be directed to Lt. Kevin Considine at
(508) 430-7542 X5521 or by e mail at considine@harwichpolice.com
Media release furnished by Harwich Police

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Hyannis, MA 02601
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