HUDSON – The Hudson Police Department graduated its first class of youth police academy cadets of 2021 on June 25, wrapping up a week of events and skills building for area young people.
Throughout the week, cadets completed daily physical training sessions before then learning about everything from SWAT to firearms safety to State Police helicopters.
“We are proud of these kids for their accomplishments this week and [for] giving it their all each day,” the Department wrote in a Facebook post.
Cadets earned CPR certifications on June 24 and conducted mock motor vehicle stops as well as a mock trial among other things.
They heard a presentation from representatives of the FBI’s Boston office and learned about K-9 contributions to law enforcement from the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office.
One of the final trips on a busy itinerary of activities, last month, took cadets to St. Michael’s Cemetery to salute Trooper Thomas Clardy.
Clardy was a longtime Hudson resident who was killed in the line of duty in March of 2016.
Hudson will hold its next youth police academy from July 19 to July 23.