The video below was taken at this year’s Lowell Police Student Police Academy. Taken from the Police Department’s website, the following paragraph describes the goals of the academy.
The Lowell Police Department, with its D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T. Programs, sponsors a Student Police Academy at the beginning of the summer for students throughout the City of Lowell. Through the generous support of the Lowell Police Department and a number of grant providers, the program is able to provide a number of services to our youth. We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support. This academy provides these students with an experience similar to those that attend a real police academy, but they are taught classes that are geared more towards their age group. Cadets are taught classes in such areas as criminal law, gang awareness, motor vehicle investigations, alcohol awareness, hate crimes, and animal cruelty, as well as participating in physical fitness, and line formations. More valuable, all cadets are CPR certified which they can implement in their jobs, schools, and neighborhoods.
This video was originally posted by JBoutselis1