Art Reed, Chief of Police
401 Main St.
West Newbury, MA 01985
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
West Newbury Police Department to Host Citizens Police Academy
WEST NEWBURY — Chief Art Reed is pleased to announce that the West Newbury Police Department will host a Citizens Police Academy next month.
The academy is designed to familiarize community members with the daily operations of the West Newbury Police Department. Classes will start on Wednesday, March 22, and will run for the following four Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. at the Public Safety Complex, 401 Main St.
West Newbury Police, led by academy organizer Sgt. Jeff Durand, will cover a wide range of topics, including drug and Operating Under the Influence (OUI) enforcement, traffic stops and crashes, firearms and the K-9 unit. Participants will also tour the Middleton House of Corrections and go on a two-hour ride-along to observe police officers on patrol.
Class size is limited to 15 participants. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and acceptance will operate on a first come, first served basis. West Newbury residents will be given preference.
“We’re always looking for new opportunities to interact with residents as part of our community policing initiative,” Chief Reed said. “The Citizens Police Academy is a great way for residents to get to know what their police officers do on a daily basis. We encourage all who are interested to sign up.”
Applications may be picked up at the West Newbury Police Department or downloaded at westnewburysafety.org. All forms must be returned to the police station by March 15.