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
An application can be downloaded HERE
Attached HERE is a draft of the schedule for the yearly February School Vacation KIDS WEEK which is sponsored by the Lowell National Historical Park at various locations throughout the city.
The “Bingo With Your Grandparents” that was scheduled for February 18th has been cancelled due to the weather.
Lowell Police Department
Gun Buy Back 2013
When: November 2, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Rain or Shine)
Who: City of Lowell Residents
Where: Lowell Department of Public Works
1365 Middlesex Street Lowell
$50.00 for a rifle or shotgun $100.00 for a handgun $150.00 for a modern “semi automatic” sporting rifle
Residents interested in turning in their weapon must arrive at the DPW parking lot during the specified hours and leave their firearms locked in the trunk of their motor vehicle. A police officer will remove the firearm from the vehicle and assist the resident through the process. There is no limit to the number of weapons accepted; however, compensation will only be provided for a maximum of 3 weapons per person.
If you require further assistance or have questions please contact Detective Evans-Witts or Detective Byrne in the Firearms Licensing Division 978-674-1879
When: November 2, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Rain or Shine)
Who: City of Lowell Residents
The LPD will be hosting the annual Student Summer Police Academy for students in grades 5-8 this Summer. The Academy is free. The first camp will be held 6/24-7/12 for students entering 7th and 8th grade in September 2013, while the second camp will be held 7/22-8/9 for students entering 5th and 6th grade in September. It is a three week camp. All parents must attend a mandatory meeting at the Lowell High School cafeteria on May 8th from 5-7 p.m. to receive additional information. Please see the links below for a flyer on the Academy, medical information and the 2013 application (please note: this application must be submitted at the meeting on the 8th).
As a result of the popularity of the LPD’s Women’s Self Defense classes, the department will be offering a third self-defense course. Please note, this is a 2 night commitment – you must attend both evenings. The first class will be held on April 4th and the second class will be held on April 11th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lowell High School cafe. The class will be limited to the first 20 participants that sign up. Participants must be 18 and older. Instructors will be Sgt. Tom Fleming and Officer Marisol Nobrega. Participants are asked to wear athletic clothing. To register, please contact Sharon Callery at 978-674-1969 or email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sandy Collins, RN
Town of Westford Health Director
Telephone: 978-399-2531 (w)
Lowell MA (February 21, 2013) :
Note: This press release is issued jointly by the City of Lowell Police Department, Animal Control Officer, Health Department, the region’s UMV (Upper Merrimack Valley) Medical Reserve Corps and UMV Public Health Coalition.
FEMA Grant Funds Regional Pet Preparedness Initiative
Free public education events available, starting 2/28/13
When Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast, knocking out power and destroying whole communities, the first priority was to protect those who had to be evacuated. But what about their pets?
This issue has a surprisingly major impact on humans. Consider that 44% of those who could have evacuated in Hurricane Katrina refused, purely because they had no accommodations for their animals. Their choice to stay home jeopardized the well-being of not only the families and their pets, but also their neighbors and potential rescuers.
Even across our region today, not all emergency shelters will accept animals. Furthermore, not all pet owners know about basic preparations they can make to minimize the risks to their WHOLE families in case of disaster.
Fortunately, a $15,361.90 FEMA grant was recently awarded to the Upper Merrimack Valley Medical Reserve Corps to collaborate with municipal agencies and response partners across the region to promote pet preparedness. Upcoming activities include public and MRC member education events, supplies for adding pet care capabilities to emergency shelters, and a regional drill to test pet sheltering and response.
“Over the past ten years, we’ve had quite a few emergencies that required evacuations, right here in the Upper Merrimack Valley,” said Sandy Collins, Director of Health Care Services for the Town of Westford. “Floods, fires, ice storms, blizzards, and even tornadoes have threatened our area. Many of our towns have been getting a lot of practice setting up and staffing emergency shelters.” FEMA now requires communities to make accommodations for pets, in order to qualify for reimbursement of sheltering expenses.
Darleen Wood, Animal Control Officer for the City of Lowell, is eager to raise awareness of these activities. “This FEMA grant can empower local communities seeking to add the capacity for emergency care of animals in disaster to many of our shelters, said Wood. “Our towns are striving to give pet owners better options to care for their animals.”
“We know how much pets can mean to a family, and how attached people can be to their animals,” said Richard Day, Health Director for the Town of Chelmsford. “That’s why we’re working with other agencies to build in the capacity for animal care at our town’s emergency shelter. In a disaster, it’s a great comfort to know that the WHOLE family is protected.”
Area residents are invited to attend one of four free one-hour public education events to learn more. Each is from 6 to 7 p.m:
Feb. 28 (Thurs.) – Senior Center, 175 Chandler St, Tewksbury 01876
Mar. 4 (Mon.) – Trinity EMS Training Center, 10 Jean Ave. (behind Hannaford and Taylor Rental at Drum Hill; not to be confused with nearby Trinity Headquarters on Drum Hill Rd.), Chelmsford 01824
Mar. 18 (Mon.) – Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd/Rt. 40, N. Chelmsford 01863
Mar. 20 (Weds.) – Blanchard Middle School, 14 West St, Westford 01886
Pre-registration is encouraged though not required. Call 978-399-2549 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. See www.UMVMRC.org for complete details.
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The Upper Merrimack Valley Medical Reserve Corps, based at the Westford Health Department, has been actively recruiting, training, and deploying both medical and non-medical volunteers in case of disaster for nine years. The local MRC has 550 members and covers Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, and Westford. There are 980 MRC units nationwide, with over 208,000 members, reporting to the U.S. Surgeon General.
A group of local organizations and individual volunteers have set forth an initiative to help control the feral cat population in Lowell.
Please note, this organization is in no way affiliated with the Lowell Police Department or Lowell Animal Control.
The Lowell Trap Neuter Return Collaborative will be trapping cats on 1/26 and 1/27. They will be trapping on Floyd Street (near Kinsman end), Shaw Street (down near Rt 110 end), Sayles St, Wood Street near Tulip, Middlesex Street (intersection of Middlesex and Wilder). Please refer to the flyer above for additional details.
LOWELL, MA (December 10, 2012) – In a ceremony held on December 7th three Lowell Police Dispatches graduated from the Massachusetts Public Safety Communications Academy in Maynard Massachusetts. The 5 week course that consist of (40) classroom hours per week teach Advanced Law Enforcement Dispatch, Advanced Fire Dispatch, CPR, Emergency Medical Dispatch, E911 Equipment Training, NIMS/ICS, Handling Calls for Missing/Exploited Children, Call Simulation and Domestic Violence calls.
18 Police Departments from across the state participated. TheLowelldispatchers that graduated are Clifford Dunning, Barry Gannon and Sernelle Williams. All three dispatchers are working full time in our communications center.
Superintendent of Police Kenneth Lavallee, Captain James McPadden and Chuck Ouellette who oversee the communications center were on hand for the graduation.