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 aged 18 and up. Classes will be held on Thursdays from Nov. 3 through Jan. 19, from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Lyceum Room at the E.B. Newton School Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St. 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.
“Students will leave this class having learned a wide range of topics that are integral to everyday police work,” Chief Delehanty said. “We encourage anyone who is interested in connecting with our officers and learning more about what they do on a daily basis to apply to take part in this class.”
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 email@example.com or calling 617-846-1212 ext. 2940.