Franklin PD and Lifelong Community Learning Announce Partnership
Franklin, MA, July 31, 2017– The Franklin Police Department and Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Community Learning (formerly the Center for Adult Education & Community Learning) today announced a partnership to present a Citizen Police Academy beginning September 13.
Classes will be held once a week for ten weeks on Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at the Franklin Police Station, 911 Panther Way. In addition to answering questions like……..how would you react in an emergency situation; how is evidence collected; and what should you do if stopped for speeding…… Each attendee will be given the opportunity to ride with a Franklin Police Officer during his or her tour of duty to experience the duties and responsibilities of the officers firsthand. Ride-alongs will last approximately 3-4 hours.
The intended result of the academy is to give residents a better understanding of what police officers do and how they do it. The classes, designed to give overviews of the areas taught, will cover basic operations and will be instructed mostly by members of the Franklin Police Department.
Given the degree of access participants will have during the program, some requirements will apply, including the successful completion and approval of a Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) filing.
The Academy registration fee is $90. Participants can register online at www.FranklinLifelongLearning.com on the Lifelong Community Learning page. For more information you can call Lt. James West 508-440-2726 or Brenda Reed 508-613-1483. You can also visit www.franklinpolice.com or www.FranklinLifelongLearning.com
The mission of the Franklin Police Department is to work collaboratively in partnership with our community to enhance the quality of life in our town, while maintaining order and protecting the people we serve. We will accomplish this mission by providing high quality law enforcement service, doing so with professionalism, honor and integrity.
The Lifelong Community Learning Center is a program of the Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Learning Institute, dedicated to providing quality learning experiences for residents in the Town of Franklin and surrounding communities.