The Dedham Police Department's 3rd Citizen's Police Academy is beginning on Sept. 25, and people can still sign up.
Participants will learn from Dedham Police officers and dispatchers about 911, crime prevention, juvenile issues, alcohol enforcement, regional law enforcement councils, court procedures, the Sex Offender Registry, firearms, criminal law, domestic violence, narcotics, crime scene investigation, traffic issues and motor vehicle law. A tour of the Dedham Police Station will also be provided.
"We go through a whole series of subject matters. This is a 9-session program with each session up to two hours," said Dedham Police Chief Michael D'Entremont. "We talk about court procedures because a lot of people don’t know how it works... we talk about the sex offender registry, go over traffic enforemcent, motor vehicle laws and get people out there estimating car speeds. We go over internet safety. We have a firearm segment – we don’t fire weapons – but during the last class we do a range simulator..."
This is a 9-week program meeting once per week on Wednesday nights starting at 6 p.m. Each session will last up to 2 hours. There is no charge for this program. Please go to www.Dedhampolice.org to find the citizen application for this program. The academy runs from September 25 through November 20. Completed applications should be returned to Chief Michael d’Entremont, 600 High St., Dedham, MA 02026. Please call 781-751-9304 with any questions.