MELROSE — Registration for the Melrose Police Department’s 2021 Junior Police Academy is now open and students are encouraged to sign up.
The program consists of four separate one-week sessions in June and July, which will be held at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School.
“We are so excited to be able to once again offer this unique opportunity to our community members after missing last year due to the pandemic,” Chief Lyle said. “We encourage all those interested to sign up and we look forward to seeing the young cadets this summer.”
Classes run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- June 21-25 (Session One)
- June 28-July 2 (Session Two)
- July 12-16 (Session Three)
- July 19-23 (Session Four)
The one-week classes are free and are open to melrose children in grades four through eight.
At the junior academy, participants will engage in a range of physical activities, including morning physical training, designed to promote teamwork and test for speed, focus and physical abilities.
During the week cadets will have the opportunity to meet with and learn from officers,
detectives, the K-9 unit, traffic officers, prosecutors, bicycle unit members and school resource officers.
Classroom activities will include learning about investigations, internet safety, the dangers of drugs, traffic safety, as well as learning what Melrose Police do every day.
Space is limited to 25 cadets each week, so those interested should sign up early. Participants must be able to attend all days that the program runs during the week they choose to participate.
To apply, please fill out an online application here, download, print and complete an application here or pick up an application at the police station. Completed paper applications can be dropped off at the station or turned in to a School Resource Officer.