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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Wellesley Police Announce Fall Citizen's Police Academy

The Wellesley Police Department will be holding another session of the Wellesley Police Citizens Academy starting in October of 2018.  Previous sessions of the  academy have been popular and filled to capacity.  The academy is a 9 week program starting on Wednesday , October 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM.  The academy will end on December 18.  There will be no class on October 31 or November 21.  Each class is approximately 2 hours long.


The Citizen Police Academy is designed to give citizens an overview of the police department’s functions and operational procedures.  Instruction for the class  is designed to be appealing to participants with a combination of lectures, tours, demonstrations and hands on practice.

Class will include the following topics and more:

  • E911 System & Dispatching
  • Motor Vehicle Law/Operating Under the Influence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Interview & Interrogation/Witness Identification
  • Narcotics Investigation
  • Computer/Internet Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Search/Evidence Processing
  • Defensive Equipment/Procedures

A ride along in a police cruiser with an officer is available for those who are interested after classes have been completed.  The academy will be held in the Kingsbury Room at the Wellesley Police Department.


Contact Lt. Marie Cleary at [email protected] or Officer Matt Wall at [email protected] or call  781-235-1212 for more information.

The application can be downloaded below and either emailed or mailed to the Wellesley Police Department.  

Click HERE for the application


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