The goal of our program is to give the citizens of Fitchburg an increased awareness and appreciation of their police department. We, as a police department, benefit by obtaining a better understanding of what the citizens of our community expect and deserve from their police officers.
We hope that the Citizens Police Academy continues to build a strong bond between our department and our community.
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Summer Youth Police Academy:
The Fitchburg Police Department will be hosting a 5 day intensive Summer Youth Police Academy. This week long “mini police academy” will be offered to students in grades 7 & 8. The academy will run June 23, 2014 through June 27, 2014 from 8am-3pm. Up to 40 cadets will be selected to participate in this program.
Cadets that are selected will participate in physical fitness activities. Cadets will learn about warm-up exercises, marching, physical training, and defense tactics. Cadets will be introduced to functions and tools that officers perform during their regular tour of duty. This academy will further values of integrity, self respect, discipline and overall teamwork amongst its participants. The primary goal of the academy is to enhance the cadet’s knowledge about law enforcement as well as establish positive communication between youth and law enforcement personnel.
Those with questions or who wish to express interest in applying for the academy should either contact Officer Mike Chandler (978-828-9390), Officer Leroy Jackson (978-855-8121) or Officer Josh Lambert (978-502-8826). Parental consent is necessary to participate. Lunch will be provided. Uniforms will be provided (sweatshirts, tee shirts, shorts, water bottles, back packs).
Application form MUST BE RETURNED BY May 1, 2014.