What is the Lowell Citizen Police Academy?
The Citizen Academy is a series of eight classes sponsored by the Lowell Police Department. It is held to educate citizens about the Lowell Police Department, its organization, operations, and role in the community.
Participants are instructed by department supervisors as to the responsibilities of their various units. Citizens gain an understanding of the challenges facing law enforcement in today’s world. Students are given the opportunity not only to learn but to offer ideas and solutions. The goal of the academy is to develop a unique partnership between citizens and their police department that benefits both.
Who Can Attend?
The Lowell Police Department Citizens Police Academy is offered to all Greater- Lowell citizens 18 yrs or older. Participants MUST have a clean arrest record.
Background checks are conducted on all applicants. Candidates must be able to commit to this class schedule. Only one excused absence will be allowed in order to graduate and receive a Certificate of Completion.
When is the next Citizen Academy?
The next class Citizen Academy will begin: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Citizen Academy is held for 8 weeks, each Wednesday night, 6pm-9pm.
Classes are held at the Lowell Police Training Center, 115 Middlesex St. Lowell
Topics may include:Criminal Law, Criminal Investigations, Juvenile Law, Domestic Violence, Family
Services, OUI and the Intoxilizer, Motor Vehicle Law, How to be a Good Witness, Crash Reconstruction,
Community Response Team and Gang Unit, Special Investigations, Enhanced 911, Identity Theft, Internet
Safety, Gun Regulations and Permits, LPD Volunteer and Intern Program, LPD Auxiliary, and more…
Applications can be downloaded HERE and mailed to or dropped off at:
Lowell Police Department
Safety Officer Paul Corcoran
50 Arcand Drive,
Lowell, MA 01852
Further information: Contact Sharon Callery at LPD Community Services (978) 674-1969 or Safety Officer Paul Corcoran at the West 6th Street Precinct in Centralville.
(Please feel free to copy this application and attend with a friend.)