WINTHROP — Chief Terence M. Delehanty is pleased to announce that residents can now sign up for the Winthrop Police Department’s Civilian Police Academy this fall.
This free program is open to Winthrop residents age 18 and up. Classes will be held on Thursdays from Oct. 14 through Dec. 30, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Winthrop Police Department. Classes will not be held the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Various members of the Winthrop Police Department will lead classes in their fields of expertise during the 10 classes. Topics will include domestic violence, police exploring, motor vehicle law, patrol procedures, accidents, firearms, critical incidents, implicit bias, gangs, juveniles, as well as narcotics enforcement, prevention and treatment. Participants will have the opportunity to attend a ride-along with a Winthrop Police officer.
“The goal of this class is to bring community members into the station and give them a clear picture of what it’s like to be a police officer, and we encourage all those with an interest in law enforcement to apply,” said Chief Delehanty. “Participants will learn a great deal about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of life as an officer.”
Residents are asked to drop off or mail a completed application to the Winthrop Police Department, 3 Metcalf Square. Mailed applications should be addressed to the care of Lt. Stephen Rogers. For those who prefer to complete the application virtually, please click here.
Residents will be notified by email if they have been accepted into the class. The class is limited to 20 participants.
The Winthrop Police Department will conduct a background check on applicants to determine their acceptance into the academy.
For more information, please contact Lt. Rogers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 617-846-1212 extension 2940.