High School Citizen Police Academy

This free, eight week educational program is designed to offer local high school seniors an opportunity to learn about the Brookline Police Department’s practices and services. Topics covered include: defensive tactics, patrol procedures, domestic violence, criminal/forensic investigation and crime prevention. Students will also participate in a ride-along, mock trial and firearms training simulation.

This academy works in conjunction with the Brookline High School Social Studies Program. Seniors who are enrolled in the legal studies course get the opportunity to take part in this program during the evening of the Spring semester.

The program is not intended to train participants to perform law enforcement duties, but to create a nucleus of citizens who are well informed about the department's operations. The training is structured to provide classroom instruction, tours, and demonstrations of the various units of the Brookline Police Department.

For more information, please contact Lt. Derek Hayes at 617-730-2735.