Marlborough – When the Massachusetts State Police helicopter landed on the lawn at the 1LT. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough recently, it wasn’t for a dramatic rescue or an intense search. Rather, it was to give 30 Marlborough Junior Police Academy cadets (and their friends and families) a close and personal look at just one of the facets of law enforcement in the commonwealth.
The Academy made its comeback after more than 20 years, with 60 Marlborough rising seventh graders attending one of two sessions this summer. There was no charge for the experience, and the slots filled up quickly. Topics covered included a K9 demonstration, Public Speaking, Motor Vehicle Law, SWAT, CPR/First Responder, Criminal Law and Procedure, Motor Vehicle Law, Drug Recognition, and Team Building and Physical Training. The organizers of the Academy, Officer Borden Wicks and Officer Keith Moro, are already looking forward to the second session to be held in August with 30 other cadets.