HUDSON – The Hudson Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy, kicking off on March 5.
The Citizens Police Academy will allow citizens to learn about and observe the police department and receive an inside look at law enforcement. Members of the department will instruct the participants in a variety of subjects, which will be taught in various settings. Participants will also receive hands-on experience.
The topics of discussion and training will include administrative and patrol operations; the detective bureau and criminal investigations; criminal, constitutional and motor vehicle law; courtroom procedures; the communications center; use of force; special operations and community outreach.
The key to the success of the program is the enthusiasm and participation that the participants will bring to the Citizens Police Academy. The academy will be held at the Hudson Police Department once a week for 10 weeks, though some classes may be held at other locations. The sessions will take place between 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.
To receive a graduation certificate, the participant must attend each class.
The department has minimum criteria to participate in the academy. You must be at least 21 years old prior to the academy’s start date, live or work in Hudson, no prior felony convictions and no misdemeanor arrests within two years of the application. There will be a full background check on all of the applications.
There is no fee for the academy. Polo-style uniform shirts will be provided.
Completed applications should be emailed to Lt. Tom Crippen at [email protected]. Anyone with questions should email Crippen or call him at 978-562-7122 ext. 224.
The application can be found online at https://www.townofhudson.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif3281/f/uploads/citizens-police-academy-application_2024.pdf.