(Saugus, MA) February 4, 2020 – Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and Interim Saugus Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti are pleased to announce that the Police Department is now accepting applications for the Civilian Police Academy, a free eight-week program designed to give residents an idea of what it’s like to be a local police officer.
The Civilian Police Academy allows residents to learn a great deal about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of life as a Police Officer. During the course, residents will have the opportunity to learn about patrol procedures, juvenile and drug problems, firearms safety and awareness, recruit and continuing training, use of force, defensive tactics, and many other subjects relevant to police work. The Academy will also include a police ride-along and a tour of the Middleton House of Correction.
“We are proud to offer this free program to the residents of Saugus and to give them the opportunity to gather insight into what it’s like to be a police officer in Saugus,” said Town Manager Crabtree.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for citizens to learn about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of services provided by the Saugus Police Department and Town,” said Interim Police Chief Giorgetti.
Interested residents who are 18 years or older should complete an application, which can be accessed on www.sauguspd.com under the “Forms” tab. All applications should be either delivered in hand to the front desk of the Police Station at 27 Hamilton Street, Saugus or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
The Academy begins on Wednesday evening, March 4, 2020, and will continue each Wednesday evening for eight weeks. For more information, residents should contact Detective Sergeant Paul VanSteensburg at 781-941-1105.
About The Town of Saugus
The Town of Saugus, Massachusetts, is a family-friendly, historic neighborhood Town located along the north shore, ten miles north of Boston. First settled in 1629, Saugus is home to historic sites, top-tier public services, and a thriving business community. Strong community support, a forward-thinking approach to town government, rich recreational opportunities, affordable choices, and easy access to all the amenities that Boston has to offer – they all contribute to make Saugus a Town where businesses flourish and families make their home.
For more information about the Town of Saugus, visit www.saugus-ma.gov.