Citizens Police Academy


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Did you ever want to know what happens when someone is stopped and arrested for drunk driving? What do investigators do when they process a crime scene? How does an officer respond to challenging situations he or she faces daily?


The Beverly Police Department is pleased to announce the formation of the 12th Citizen Police Academy. Past graduates have commended this unique experience as fun, exciting and very informative. The purpose of the academy is to offer citizens of the City of Beverly the opportunity to become familiarized with the workings of its police department. The projected start date for the academy is January of 2013 and classes will meet early evenings for approximately 10 sessions.



The following is a tentative agenda of topics which will be covered:


  • Police Department introduction followed by a tour of the Police Station
  • The Patrol Division
  • Criminal Investigation Division, Narcotics Investigations, School Resource Officer
  • Awareness of the Dangers of Drunk Drivers
  • Domestic Violence
  • CPR and Medical training
  • Ride-A-Long with Patrol Officers
  • Field Day: firearms, Police mountain bikes, car stops, equipment exhibitions
  • Middleton Jail Tour / Canine Demonstration
  • Graduation Ceremony

  • For the benefit of participants and instructors, we have found that class size should be limited to approximately 20-25 citizens. Due to the sensitivity of classroom discussion and content, simple background checks are mandated and final selection is contingent upon approval of the Chief of Police.


    To apply for academy enrollment please contact Sergeant Philip McCarthy by EMAIL no later than November 12, 2012.


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