The Hamilton Police Department is pleased to announce the commencement of its next Citizens Police Academy. The academy will be held on ten consecutive Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm beginning September 19, 2023 and concluding on November 21, 2023.


The Citizen Police Academy is designed to familiarize citizens with the operation and functions of the Hamilton Police Department, Communications Center and Fire Department. Classes cover various topics such as: Criminal Law, Patrol Procedures, Evidence Collection, Domestic Violence, Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Court Procedures, and Use of Force. Additionally participants complete a 2 hour police ride along. The ride along portion of the program gives students a firsthand experience as to what police patrol looks like. Courses will be taught by Hamilton Police Officers, Police Supervisors, Hamilton Fire Fighters and Dispatch personnel.


There is no charge to attend, however, you must be 18 years or older. The class is limited to 20 applicants. A writeable PDF Application is available HERE or one may be picked up at the Hamilton Police Department, 265 Bay Rd. You may also request an application packet by contacting Sergeant Stephen Walsh or School Resource Officer Gina Bertelli at 978-468-1212. The deadline for application submittal will be Friday, September 1, 2023. Preference is  given to Hamilton residents.