Registration opens for the Civil Police Academy of the Winthrop Police Department

For immediate release

WINTHROP – Chief Terence M. Delehanty is pleased to announce that residents can now enroll in the Winthrop Police Department Civilian Police Academy this fall.

This free program is open to residents of Winthrop aged 18 and over. Classes will be held Thursdays, October 14 to December 30, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Winthrop Police Department. Classes will not be held on Thanksgiving or Christmas week.

Various members of the Winthrop Police Department will conduct classes in their areas of expertise during the 10 classes. Topics will include domestic violence, police exploration, motor vehicle law, patrol procedures, accidents, firearms, critical incidents, implicit bias, gangs, minors, as well as application, prevention and treatment of narcotics. Participants will have the opportunity to watch a ride in the company of a Winthrop police officer.

“The goal of this course is to bring community members to the station and give them a clear picture of what it’s like to be a police officer, and we encourage anyone interested in the law enforcement to apply, ”said Chief Delehanty. “Participants will learn a lot about all aspects of police work and will leave with a true representation of the life of an officer.

Residents are requested to drop or post a application at the Winthrop Police Department, 3 Metcalf Square. Requests sent by mail should be addressed to Lieutenant Stephen Rogers. For those who prefer to complete the application virtually, please click on here.

Residents will be notified by email if they have been accepted into the class. The course is limited to 20 participants.

The Winthrop Police Department will conduct a background check on applicants to determine their acceptance into the academy.

For more information, please contact Lt. Rogers by emailing [email protected] or calling 617-846-1212 ext 2940.


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