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Posted on: February 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Citizen Police Academy Begins March 22

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Take part in the Wellesley Police Department's Citizen Academy beginning on Wednesday, March 22 to learn more about law enforcement careers. 

This 9-week course is designed to give participants an overview of WPD functions and operating procedures. Classes feature a combination of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and hands-on practice. Topics covered include: 

  • 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 
  • And more!

Participants will also have a chance to ride along in a WPD cruiser with an officer at the completion of the course. 

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning on March 22 and running through May 24. Space is limited. 

To register or for more information, contact WPD Officer Michael Pino at or Lieutenant Marie Cleary at 

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