The Lowell Police Academy
The Lowell Police Academy has been training student officers since 1996. Since that time, we have trained 320 men and women, from 48 different municipalities. The training consists of approximately fifty different classes over the course of 22 weeks (880 hours). The Academy is conducted in conjunction with the Cambridge and Lawrence Police Departments.
The Academy offers the highest caliber of instructional and informative experience for all student officers while operating under the philosophy of providing a proactive, visionary and futuristic environment while offering contemporary skills.
Our Academy instills in our officers the following five principles of policing:
- The duty of the police is to prevent crime and social disorder
- The power of the police to fulfill their duties is dependent on their ability to secure and maintain public respect
- The police should strive to maintain a relationship with the public so that in reality, the police are the people and the people are the police
- The police must seek and preserve public favor, not by pandering to public opinion, but by demonstrating absolute impartial service
- The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action dealing with the problems.
Our Training Division is located at the Edward J. Early Parking Garage, 99 Middlesex Street., Lowell, Ma.
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For more information, please contact our training division at (978) 937-3259