CONCORD — Chief Joseph O’Connor and the Concord Police Department are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the department’s annual Citizens Police Academy.
The 10-week academy is open to all Concord residents over the age of 18, and provides participants with an in-depth and multifaceted look at the diverse duties that officers and dispatchers carry out each day.
The academy will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 27 and continuing through May 22.
Throughout the course, participants will have a chance to interact with members of the Concord Police Department and develop a stronger understanding of their extensive set of responsibilities. The classes will include the following topics:
- Community Policing
- Tour of the station and dispatch area
- New recruit training
- Officer safety
- Motor vehicle laws
- Domestic violence
- Fraud and scams
- Tour of the Middlesex County House of Correction
- Use of force/stun guns
- Active shooter training
- Drunk driving
- Firearm guidelines
- Patrol operations
“Our officers always look forward to welcoming in members of the community and sharing their work with them,” Chief O’Connor said. “I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about the diverse set of skills and experiences our officers possess to reach out and apply for the academy.”
The academy is free to attend, but space is limited, so anyone interested in signing up is encouraged to reach out to Inspector Jeff Shelley via email with a brief summary of their background and why they would like to take part in the academy.