Leonard Campanello, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Gloucester , MA 01930
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Gloucester Police Accepting Citizens Police Academy Applications
More than 100 Gloucester Residents Have Gone Through 4-Week Program
GLOUCESTER — Police Chief Leonard Campanello announces that the Gloucester Police Department is now accepting applications for the annual Citizens Police Academy program.
“Citizens Police Academy is a great way for our residents to learn what it is really like to be a police officer, working a beat and serving our community every day,” Chief Campanello said. “I encourage anyone with an interest in police work, or who simply wants to see how we do our jobs, to sign up.”
Running Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, and continuing for the next four weeks, the department will offer the free program for Gloucester residents age 18 and over. Gloucester Police Officers will instruct students on subjects such as domestic violence, motor vehicle law, patrol procedures, accidents, firearms awareness, juvenile and drug problems, and many other topics relevant to police work.
The academy will also include a police ride-along and a tour of the Middleton House of Correction.
This class experience is designed to bring citizens into the station and give them a clear picture of what it’s like to be a Gloucester Police Officer. Citizens will learn a great deal about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of life as a police officer.
Please complete the application and drop it off at the front desk of the police
station or mail it to:
Lt. John McCarthy
Gloucester Police Department
197 Main Street,
Gloucester, MA 01930
The department will notify accepted applicants on or before October 21. Feel free to contact Lt. John McCarthy at 978-281-9900 with any questions.