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The Belchertown Youth Police Academy offers students an opportunity for an in-depth view of policing.  This hands-on academy consists of instruction and participation in such subject areas as: patrol procedures, motor vehicle crash response & investigation, crime scene investigation, evidence collection, fingerprinting & photography, report writing, conflict resolution, responding to crimes in progress, building searches, radio communications, K-9 operations, physical agility training, community relations, drug abuse prevention, and traffic & criminal law.  This academy may be of special interest to those students interested in the fields of law, criminal justice, or the military. Working together, this academy will provide positive interactions and trust between young people and their town police officers; with a goal of building stronger, inspiring relationships and enhancing the student’s knowledge and attitude towards public safety.

Each attendee will be supplied with a water bottle, hat, and a shirt on day one.


Attendees should bring a lunch and a snack each day


Shorts are acceptable, and sneakers or athletic shoes should be worn each day.

Please note: The program will open to non-residents on July 5th, 2019 if space is available

An adjustment has been made now allowing grades 7 thru 12 to register for this program.


Staff
  • Police Chief Christopher Pronovost along with other Belchertown Police Officers.

Registration Deadline
  • Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
  • A $10.00 late fee applies to registrations after the deadline


* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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