Melrose Police Department Announces Details of Summer Junior Police Academy

Melrose children participate in Junior Police Academy

Chief Kevin M. Faller and the Melrose Police Department are pleased to announce details of this year’s Junior Police Academy for students entering grades 4 through 8. The academy will be held for three one-week sessions over the summer. Children who attend Melrose schools and Melrose residents attending private schools are eligible to sign up. Registration begins April 1.

“We love working with our Melrose kids every summer,” said Chief Kevin M. Faller. "My own kids have gone through the program and as the new Chief, I am honored to continue this great tradition. I am proud of the hard work that our officers do to make this happen, as well as the community support we receive through donations. It is important for the youth of our community to engage with our officers in positive interactions and to learn more about what we do on a daily basis."

Children will learn about dozens of topics, including Internet safety, the dangers of drugs, first aid, traffic safety, and the everyday routine for Melrose’s finest. For the first time, the academy will incorporate elements of the radKIDS® personal empowerment safety program.

Cadets will meet with many Melrose police officers, from patrolmen, detectives, and task-force members to K-9s and their handlers, traffic officers, prosecutors, bicycle unit members, and the middle school’s school resources officers. They’ll also be exposed to the department’s equipment and the city’s emergency vehicles, and they’ll spend a full day with the Melrose Fire Department.
Kids are only able to attend one camp session.

Sessions are Scheduled for:

  • Week 1: June 26-30
  • Week 2: July 10-14
  • Week 3: July 31-Aug. 4

How to Apply:

Applications are available at the Melrose Police station, 56 W. Foster St., and will be accepted starting April 1. Applications must be filled out and returned to the police station. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call Melrose Police at 781-665-1212.