Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department will host its fifth annual Junior Police Academy this summer.
The program consists of three separate one-week sessions in June and July, which will be held at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School with outdoor activities on Fred Green Field.
Classes run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- June 25-29 (Session One)
- July 9-13 (Session Two)
- July 16-20 (Session Three)
The one-week classes are free and are open to children ages 10-13.
“The Junior Police Academy is a great summer program that allows students to explore the law enforcement field in a fun and interactive environment," Chief Lyle said. “It is a memorable experience for both the police officers and children, and both groups get a lot out of it each year.”
At the junior academy, participants will engage in a range of physical activities designed to promote teamwork and test for speed, focus and physical abilities.
Classroom activities will include learning about investigations, patrol procedures, traffic, bullying, drugs and cyber safety to educate children on the dangers they can encounter when using technology.
Space is limited to 40 cadets each week, so those interested should sign up early. Participants must be able to attend all days that the program runs during the week they sign up for.
To register, visit the forms section on the police department’s website, melrosepolice.net, or pick up an application at the police station. The deadline for applications is due two weeks prior to the start of each session. Anyone with questions should contact Sgt. Chuck Byrne at 781-665-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.