The Hamilton Police Department’s fifth Citizens Police Academy will happen this September and applications are being accepted now. The academy will run from 6:30-9 p.m. for 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and running through Tuesday, Nov. 24.
The Hamilton Police Citizens Police Academy is designed to familiarize citizens with the operation and functions of the Hamilton Police Department, Communications Center and Fire Department. Classes will cover various topics, including criminal law, patrol procedures, evidence collection, domestic violence, motor vehicle enforcement, court procedures and use of force.
Each participant will also complete a two hour police ride along and a tour of the Middleton jail. The ride along will allow each student to observe police officers on patrol.
The courses will be taught by Hamilton police officers, police supervisors, Hamilton firefighters and emergency dispatchers.
There is no charge to attend but all participants must be 18 years or older. The class is limited to 20 applicants and preference will be given to Hamilton residents.
Applications may be picked up at the Hamilton Police Department, 265 Bay Road or at the Town Clerk’s office at Hamilton Town Hall, 577 Bay Road. Applications can also be downloaded on the Hamilton Police website or you may request an application packet by contacting Sgt. Stephen Walsh or Sgt. Stephen Trepanier at 978-468-1212.
The deadline for application submittal is Sunday, Aug. 30.