Oak Bluffs police provide free program for children
Wanted by the Oak Bluffs Police Department: children ages 9 to 13, year-round residents only, to participate in the sixth annual Junior Police Academy on August 27-30, 9 am to 2 pm, at the Oak Bluffs School community room.
The free, four-day program is designed to increase self-esteem and respect for law enforcement by promoting an understanding of community policing, according to a press release from academy director Sergeant Michael Marchand. Each day will cover a different aspect of policing, including arrest procedures, medical emergencies, seat belt safety, and self-defense tactics.
The daily schedule also includes field trips and enrichment activities, as well as discussions on themes such as accountability, respect, and self-esteem. "This is a great way to get your child motivated and organized for the new school year," Sergeant Marchand said in a press release.
Applications can be picked up at the Oak Bluffs Police Department from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The deadline to apply is 4 pm, August 17. For more information, contact Sergeant Marchand at 508-693-0750.