Leonard Campanello, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Gloucester , MA 01930
For Immediate Release
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Gloucester Police to Offer Citizens Police Academy
GLOUCESTER — Chief Leonard Campanello announces that Gloucester Police Department will host a free Citizens Police Academy next month for interested residents.
Classes will begin on Oct. 27 and run for the next four weeks on Oct. 29, Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 18 from 6-8 p.m. on the second floor of the police station in the court room.
The course 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. Participants must be 18 or older.
As part of the academy, Gloucester Police will inform students about domestic violence policies, motor vehicle laws and accidents, patrol procedures, firearms awareness, juvenile-related drug issues, and many other topics relevant to police work. Participants will also get to experience a ride along and tour the Middleton House of Correction.
“We want to give the community a chance to come into our station and learn about all aspects of what it means to be a police officer in Gloucester,” Chief Campanello. “This will be a valuable and fun experience for all those involved, so we encourage anyone who is interested to sign up.”
Residents who wish to attend should complete and sign the application. It can be dropped off at the front desk of the police station or mailed to:
Assistant Chief John McCarthy
Gloucester Police Department
197 Main St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
A short background check will be performed for each applicant.
Police will notify those accepted into the academy on or before Oct. 23. Anyone with questions should contact Assistant Chief McCarthy at 978-281-9900.