Winthrop Police Department Accepting Applications for Civilian Police Academy

Chief Terence M. Delehanty is pleased to announce that residents can now sign up for the Winthrop Police Department’s Civilian Police Academy this fall.

This free program is open to Winthrop residents age 18 and up. Classes will be held on Thursdays from Nov. 2 through Jan. 18, from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Lyceum Room at the E.B. Newton School Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St. Classes will not be held the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Members of the Winthrop Police Department will lead classes in their fields of expertise during the 10 weeks. Topics will include domestic violence, police exploring, motor vehicle law, patrol procedures, accidents, firearms, critical incidents, implicit bias, gangs, juveniles, as well as narcotics enforcement, prevention and treatment. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a ride-along with a Winthrop Police officer.

"We encourage all that are eligible to sign up for this great learning opportunity," Chief Delehanty said. "Participants will have the chance to receive first-hand experience from our department members on a number of public safety topics to gain a wide education on police matters and criminal justice."

Residents are asked to drop off or mail a completed application to the Winthrop Police Department, 3 Metcalf Square. Mailed applications should be addressed to the care of Lt. Stephen Rogers. For those who prefer to complete the application virtually, please click here.

The Winthrop Police Department will conduct a background check on applicants to determine their acceptance into the academy.

Residents will be notified by email if they have been accepted into the class. The class is limited to 20 participants.

For more information, please contact Lt. Rogers by emailing or calling 617-846-1212 ext. 2940.