Holliston Citizens Police Academy Will Start in Spring

The 30-hour, 10-week program will show residents what the police department does on a daily basis.

Citizens Police Academy. Credit: Facebook.com
Citizens Police Academy. Credit: Facebook.com
The following information was taken from the Holliston Police Department's Facebook page.

Ever wonder how the Holliston Police Department operates on a daily basis? Well now is your opportunity! 

Through a special grant obtained by the Administration, we are hoping to host a Citizen Police Academy this spring if there is enough interest from our followers. The Citizen Police Academy will be offered to Holliston residents who are interested in learning more about how we operate and the various policing challenges that we face.

Participants should expect to commit to approximately 30 hours of training over a 10-week period. During the sessions, participants will learn about different aspects of the police department. The Citizens Academy classes will be held at the Holliston Police Department in the John Johnson training room. The instructors will be Holliston Police Officers and other members of the law enforcement community. 

Why are we offering this? Naturally, the purpose of the Holliston Police Citizens' Academy is to educate citizens about the operations of the Holliston Police Department. Through this education, increased positive relations between the police and community will develop. The goal is to create a growing pool of responsible, well-informed citizens who have the potential of influencing public opinion about police practices and services. Citizens will gain an understanding of the problems and challenges facing law enforcement and will have an opportunity to offer comments and ideas regarding solutions. 

Anyone interested in attending our upcoming Citizens Academy in the spring should email Chief John Moore at moorej@hollistonpolice.com or you can message us here on Facebook and let us know that you'd like to participate. The class will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.


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