Citizens Police Academy

The Sturbridge Police Department will offer two Citizens Police Academy sessions in 2014. Both sessions will be held at the Sturbridge Police Department located at 346 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA. The first academy will begin February 19, 2014 through April 16, 2014. Classes are tentatively scheduled from 6:00PM - 8:00PM. The second academy has yet to be determined. 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 oftern 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.
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:

Sergeant Earl Dessert
Citizens Police Academy Coordinator
346 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 

Citizens Police Academy Application and Waiver Forms

2013 Citizens Police Academy Graduates

2012 Citizens Police Academy Graduates