197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Maynard Police Host Successful Youth Police Academy
MAYNARD — Chief Mark Dubois is pleased to announce that the Maynard Police Department hosted a successful first Youth Police Academy last week.
The academy took place on July 18-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Twenty-two participants, who were referred to as cadets, attended the program. Each were provided with a uniform, including a hat, shirt and a water bottle, as the program included physical training each day.
Throughout the week, cadets learned about firearm safety, court procedures, criminal and constitutional law, 911 procedures and engaged in a discussion on town bylaws. The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office also provided a K-9 demonstration for cadets.
Additionally, the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth gave a presentation on cyber safety, and Maynard Police Sgt. William Duggan taught cadets about the NEMLEC SWAT Team, where participants got a close look at the equipment and enjoyed a ride in the NEMLEC Bearcat armored vehicle.
On Thursday, July 21, the Maynard Youth Police Academy took students to a paintball course, where they learned about patrol procedures and SWAT tactics.
“I’m very pleased with the success of our first ever youth police academy,” Chief Dubois said. “Not only were we able to teach our cadets about safety procedures in many aspects of the field, but we were also able to have fun in the process. I look forward to running the academy again in the future.”