Dennis Police Department to Hold 17th Citizens Police Academy

Dennis Police Department News Release:

Chief Peter DiMatteo is pleased to announce that the Dennis Police Department will be sponsoring its 17thCitizens Police Academy this spring. The CPA will be held on consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 19th and continuing through the following ten weeks. Classes will be held at the Dennis Police Department at 90 Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

The citizens academy in Dennis has long been a great tool for both the police and the community, bringing everyone together to provide a better understanding of the police function. By establishing relationships and connections with the community, an efficient working partnership is developed and helps contribute to the overall safety and high quality of life in the Town of Dennis. 

The officers of the Community Services Unit oversee the administration of the academy and are constantly enhancing and improving the curriculum. This year’s topics of instruction will include: Community Policing; Patrol Functions; Investigative Functions; Law; Use of Force and Defensive Tactics; Communications; Specialized Units; and other topics related to policing. Classes are taught by officers that specialize in the particular field of instruction.

Due to the large pool of applicants we give Dennis residents and those who work in town preference. Applicants must be 18 years of age and will be subject to a criminal background check. The number of participants will be capped at 30.

Applications can be obtained at the Dennis Police Department, via the department, or by contacting the Community Policing Unit at 774-352-1528. The deadline for application is March 15, 2019.

Lieutenant Peter Benson

Executive Officer

Commander of Professional Standards

Firearms Licensing Officer

Public Information Officer

Accreditation Manager

Dennis Police Department

90 Bob Crowell Road

South Dennis, MA. 02660

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