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Norwood Police Summer Youth Academy

The Norwood Recreation Department will be accepting applications to the Norwood Police Youth Academy. Enrollment is for Norwood youths entering the grades 7-8 in the fall of 2016. The program will operate Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM, lunch will be provided. The first session will be July 25th-July 29th, the second session is August 15th –August 19th.

The youth academy will be held in the Community Room at the Norwood Public Safety Building. Parents will be asked to drop off students no later than 9:00am so that there will be no disruptions and class can commence on time.

As it would be expected this program’s curriculum will consist of Police and Public Safety related topics. There will be demonstrations by our Detective and Patrol divisions along with hands on activities (fingerprinting, crime scene investigating, patrol procedures etc...). Weather pending and availability there will be presentations from the Massachusetts State Police Airwing and K-9 Units. Topics of cybercrime, bullying, good decision making and more will be discussed. There will be tours of the Police facilities (cell block area, communications, roll call, firing range, etc...). Students will have the opportunity to try-on and hold equipment and gear that is used by todays Police Officers. On the Tuesday of the academy week, there will be a field trip. The location and times of this trip will be announced later as details have not been finalized.

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