Franklin’s citizen police academy to begin Sept. 13

The Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Learning Institute and the town’s Police Department are teaming up to present a citizen police academy, which will begin Sept. 13. The academy is intended to give residents a better understanding of what Franklin police officers do and how. As part of the course, attendees will have the opportunity to ride along with an officer for three to four hours to experience his or her job firsthand. The academy will also cover such areas as how to react in an emergency situation, how evidence is collected, and what to do if stopped for speeding. Classes will be held once a week for 10 weeks Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Police Station at 911 Panther Way. The registration fee is $90. Participants can register online at www.FranklinLifelongLearning.com. For more information, call Lieutenant James West at 508-440-2726 or institute director Brenda Reed at 508-613-1483, or visit www.franklinpolice.com.


Rachel Lebeaux can be reached at rachel_lebeaux@yahoo.com.