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Westport Teens Invited To Join Citizens' Police Academy

The Westport Citizens' Police Academy includes a ride-along with a patrol officer.
The Westport Citizens' Police Academy includes a ride-along with a patrol officer. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. — Ever wonder what it’s really like to be a Westport police officer?

The Westport Police Department will be offering a Citizens’ Police Academy for Westport teens beginning Feb. 27.

Participants will learn about the role of the police department in the community and laws affecting teens.

The academy can accommodate up to 24 Westport high school students who will participate in classes led by trained, experienced police officers that take them through various aspects of law enforcement. In addition to the classes, participants will have the opportunity to take a “ride-along” with an officer from the patrol division.

Class participants will meet every Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for five weeks.

To inquire about the academy or to receive an application, contact Westport D.A.R.E. Officer Ned Batlin or Detective Commander Lieutenant Eric Woods at (203) 341-6000.

Applications can also be found in the police department lobby and the Staples High School College and Career Center.

Applications are due by Feb. 16.

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