Town of Dennis, Massachusetts
685 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660
ph: 508.394.8300
fx: 508.394.8309
2018 Citizens Police Academy
DATE:   February 19, 2018

FROM:   Patrolman Ryan Carr

SUBJECT:        2018 Citizens Police Academy

Chief Peter DiMatteo is pleased to announce that the Dennis Police Department will be sponsoring its 16th Citizens Police Academy this spring.  The CPA will be held on consecutive Mondays beginning March 19th and continuing through June 4th.  Classes will be held at the Dennis Police Station at 90 Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

The citizens academy in Dennis has long been a great tool for both the police and the community, bringing everyone together to provide a better understanding of the police function.  By establishing relationships and connections with the community, an efficient working partnership is developed and helps contribute to the overall safety and high quality of life in the Town of Dennis.  

The officers of the Community Services Unit oversee the administration of the academy and are constantly enhancing and improving the curriculum.  This year’s topics of instruction will include: Community Policing; Patrol Functions; Investigative Functions; Law; Use of Force and Defensive Tactics; Communications; Specialized Units; and other topics related to policing.  Classes are taught by officers that specialize in the particular field of instruction.

Due to the large pool of applicants we give Dennis residents and those who work in the town preference.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and will be subjected to a criminal background check. The number of participants will be capped at 30.

Applications can be obtained at the Dennis Police Station, via the department website (click on the Citizens Police Academy link) or by contacting the Community Policing Unit at 774-352-1528.  The deadline for the submittal of an application is March 9, 2018.