Citizens Police Academy

Academy FlyerThe Duxbury Police Department periodically offers a free, 11-week Citizens Police Academy, dedicated to providing an informative, comprehensive, hands on experience for citizens of Duxbury to learn more about operations at their local law enforcement agency. 

Students not only hear and learn about how we are trained and work, but they also get to see us in action. Through the ride-a-long stage, participants are able to ride with an officer for part of their shift and see how we put all of our training and experience together to serve the Town of Duxbury.

Over the years, past participants have enjoyed every aspect of the academy from instructional classes and demonstrations to hands on participation. In the past, some of the topics covered in the academy included: Criminal Law, Patrol Procedures, Firearms, Tasers, Use of Force, Scams, Fraud, Identity Theft, DARE, Forensics, Investigations, and more.

Additionally, the academy has histortically provided several demonstration and field trip opportunities throughout the three months, including the Duxbury Harbormaster, Regional Old Colony Communications Center, Massachusetts State Police Air Wing, Boston MedFlight, Plymouth County Sheriff's Department, Plymouth County House of Corrections, the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (MetroLEC), and more.

Academy classes always originate and conclude at the Duxbury Police Department Headquarters, however, participants will travel on many field trips throughout the course of the academy. Transportation will be provided by the Duxbury Police Department.

Class size is limited and typically fills in a short amount of time. All interested persons must complete an application and give permission to the Duxbury Police Department to conduct a criminal history record check / background investigation. The background check will be for academy purposes only and will be kept confidential.

The next Citizen's Police Academy session is TBD. Applications are not currently open.

To obtain more information or express any questions you may have, email or call Detective Sgt. Kristin Golden at (781) 934-5656 extension 1124.