Winthrop Police Department accepting applications for civilian police academy

For immediate release

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

This free program is open to Winthrop residents age 18 and older. Classes will be held Thursdays from November 3 through January 19, 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Lyceum Hall of the EB Newton School Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St. Classes will not be held the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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 the application, prevention and treatment of narcotics. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness a ride with a Winthrop Police Officer.

“Students will leave this class having learned a wide range of topics that are integral to daily police work,” Chief Delehanty said. “We encourage anyone who wants to connect with our agents and learn more about what they do every day to apply to take this course.”

Residents are asked to drop off or mail a completed application to Winthrop Police Department, 3 Metcalf Square. Mailed inquiries should be addressed to the care of Lt. Stephen Rogers. For those who prefer to complete the application virtually, please click 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 background checks 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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