Citizen's Police Academy
The Hingham Police Department has been holding our Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) since 1996. It is the longest running program in the state, and has served as a model program for other departments throughout New England. The Academy is 10 weeks long, and covers a variety of topics and activities, including motor vehicle law, domestic violence, animal control, a ride-along with an officer, and a K9 demonstration.
The Academy allows our officers and our citizens to have positive, informative interactions. It is our goal to have our students come away from the program with a new perspective of what we do as police officers, and how and why we do it. In return, we, as a department, hope to gain new insight into the needs and concerns of the community we serve.
The Academy is run twice a year, in the spring and the fall, at the Hingham Police Department. The program is held on Wednesdays from 6pm - 9pm. Due to the high demand for this program, the time and effort put into class preparation, and the fact that Officers volunteer their time to teach, we require a commitment to all of the ten sessions for acceptance into the program.
Sgt. Ryan O’Shea and Sgt. Matthew Lucas run the Academy at the Hingham Police Department.
Residents of Linden Ponds may choose to participate in a private program at their community, held in the afternoon on Mondays; Ofc. James Brady runs the Academy at Linden Ponds.
|Week 1||Introduction, Police Station Tour, Regional Dispatch Tour|
|Week 2||New Recruit Training, K9 & Animal Control|
|Week 3||MetroLEC, Active Shooter|
|Week 4||Plymouth County House of Correction|
|Week 5||Hingham District Court - Mock Trial|
|Week 6||First Aid/Trauma, Domestic Violence|
|Week 7||Drunk Driving and Seatbelt Safety|
|Week 8||School Resource Officers, D.A.R.E, Motor Vehicle Law|
|Week 9||Detective Overview, Fraud & Scams, Use of Force|
|Additional||K9 Demonstration, Firearms|
|Week 10||Academy Graduation|