The Sturbridge Police peridically holds Citizen Police Academies to help educate members of our community, our staff, and to strengthen our community policing ties with residents and businesses. Participants will learn about the things the Sturbridge Police Department does to make our community a safer place to live, work and play. Citizens will have many opportunities to ask those often wondered questions.
The Citizens Academy is more than just a series of lectures. It includes visual presentations, question and answer sessions, tours and a variety of practical exercises. Participants will tour the public safety complex and observe communication personnel handling 911 calls in the dispatch center. Students will operate police RADAR, watch a police K-9 search for drugs, and learn about specialized units, including the motorcycle patrols. Instructors will discuss criminal and traffic laws, identity theft and crime prevention. Students may choose to ride with an officer as he or she patrols their assigned area. BE SURE TO CHECK BACK ON THIS SITE FOR THE NEXT CLASS DATES!
Citizens Academy graduates play an important partner role in helping ensure Sturbridge is the safest and most secure community of its size.
To apply, you must fill out and sign an application. Applications can be picked up at the Public Safety Complex and returned to: