Melrose Police Department http://melrosepolice.net Working to Make Melrose a Safer Place Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:32:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Registration Open for Melrose Junior Police Academy http://melrosepolice.net/2018/05/10/registration-open-melrose-junior-police-academy-2/ http://melrosepolice.net/2018/05/10/registration-open-melrose-junior-police-academy-2/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 17:57:16 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=435659 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Registration Open for Melrose Junior Police Academy

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department will host its fifth annual Junior Police Academy this summer.

The program consists of three separate one-week sessions in June and July, which will be held at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School with outdoor activities on Fred Green Field.

Classes run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • June 25-29 (Session One)
  • July 9-13 (Session Two)
  • July 16-20 (Session Three)

The one-week classes are free and are open to children ages 10-13.

“The Junior Police Academy is a great summer program that allows students to explore the law enforcement field in a fun and interactive environment,” Chief Lyle said.  “It is a memorable experience for both the police officers and children, and both groups get a lot out of it each year.”

At the junior academy, participants will engage in a range of physical activities designed to promote teamwork and test for speed, focus and physical abilities.

Classroom activities will include learning about investigations, patrol procedures, traffic, bullying, drugs and cyber safety to educate children on the dangers they can encounter when using technology.

Space is limited to 40 cadets each week, so those interested should sign up early. Participants must be able to attend all days that the program runs during the week they sign up for.

To register, visit the forms section on the police department’s website, melrosepolice.net, or pick up an application at the police station. The deadline for applications is due two weeks prior to the start of each session. Anyone with questions should contact Sgt. Chuck Byrne at 781-665-1212 or cbyrne@cityofmelrose.org.

 

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Melrose Police Host Successful Fourth Annual Junior Police Academy http://melrosepolice.net/2017/07/24/412592/ http://melrosepolice.net/2017/07/24/412592/#respond Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:59:18 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=412592 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, July 24, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Host Successful Fourth Annual Junior Police Academy

MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle is pleased to announce that for the fourth year in a row, the Melrose Police Department hosted a successful Junior Police Academy.

The annual program consists of three separate one-week sessions in June and July, which are held at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, with outdoor activities on Fred Green Field.

This year, 105 Melrose residents ranging in age from 10-13 attended the free academy over the course of three weeks in June and July.

At the junior academy, participants engaged in a range of physical activities designed to promote teamwork and test their speed, focus and physical abilities.

Classroom activities included learning about investigations, patrol procedures, traffic enforcement, bullying, drugs and cyber safety to educate children on the dangers they can encounter when using technology. Officer Brian Trainor and K-9 Niro also made an appearance to meet participants.

Chief Lyle would like to thank all members of the Melrose Police Department, particularly Sgt. Chuck Byrne, Officer Alan Brown and Officer Jim Applegate, for their hard work during the academy.

“We were happy to see so many interested residents coming through this year’s academy, some of who have been attending since the very first academy,” Chief Lyle said. “It was another successful year and we certainly look forward to doing this again next summer.”

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Registration Open for Melrose Junior Police Academy http://melrosepolice.net/2017/05/04/registration-open-melrose-junior-police-academy/ http://melrosepolice.net/2017/05/04/registration-open-melrose-junior-police-academy/#respond Thu, 04 May 2017 13:22:14 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=366171 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Registration Open for Melrose Junior Police Academy

MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department will host its fourth annual Junior Police Academy this summer.

The program consists of three separate one-week sessions in June and July, which will be held at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School with outdoor activities on Fred Green Field.

Classes run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New to the program this year, Wednesday and Thursday classes will be extended until 2 p.m. to allow time for a police station tour and other unique activities.

  • June 26-30 (Session One)
  • July 10-14 (Session Two)
  • July 17-21 (Session Three)

The one-week classes are free and are open to children ages 10-13.

“Our Junior Police Academy continues to grow in popularity each summer,” Chief Lyle said. “This year, we’re happy to be able to expand the course further to give students a chance to see the inside of the police station and get to know their officers better.”

At the junior academy, participants will engage in a range of physical activities designed to promote teamwork and test for speed, focus and physical abilities.

Classroom activities will include learning about investigations, patrol procedures, traffic, bullying, drugs, and cyber safety to educate children on the dangers they can encounter when using technology.

Space is limited, so those interested in participating should sign up early. To register, visit the forms section on the police department’s website, melrosepolice.net, or pick up an application at the police station. Anyone with questions should contact Sgt. Chuck Byrne at 781-665-1212 or cbyrne@cityofmelrose.org.

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Melrose Police Host Third Successful Junior Police Academy http://melrosepolice.net/2016/08/01/280514/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/08/01/280514/#comments Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:13:36 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=280514 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Host Third Successful Junior Police Academy

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department hosted a successful Junior Police Academy this summer.

In its third year, Melrose Police held three sessions in June and July, drawing in a total of 119 students.

Each one-week program was free and open to children ages 10 to 13. The courses were held at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School with outdoor activities on Fred Green Field. Classes ran from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

Participants completed physical training, including stretching, calisthenics, running, and competitive squad games aimed to test focus, speed and teamwork. Students also spent time in the classroom learning about investigations, patrol procedures, traffic, bullying, drugs and cyber safety to be informed about the dangers they could encounter when using technology.

“The Melrose Junior Police Academy has certainly proven to be a success year after year and we’re pleased that students came out for a week to learn what it’s like to be a Melrose Police Officer,” Chief Lyle said. “I would like to commend Sgt. Chuck Byrne, School Resource Officer Jim Applegate, Officer Al Brown and the countless other officers who taught different classes for their dedication and hard work. They are tremendous instructors and assets to this program.”

Melrose Police were excited to expand and continue the program this year to allow for additional children to attend. Prior to 2014, the course hadn’t been offered since the early 1980s. With assistance from the community, the Melrose Police Department relaunched the program for girls and boys. Sessions are taught by Melrose police officers and members of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence.

Melrose Police would like to thank Stephen’s Auto Body and Towing and the Melrose Substance Abuse Coalition for sponsoring the academy.  Additional thanks to the Melrose Alliance Against Violence, Shaw’s Supermarket, D’Amicis Bakery, Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School and Principal Brent Conway, Two Dogs Cupcakes, The Lunch Box Concessions, The T-Stop, Kevin Cronin, Josh Brown, and the college and high school counselors who donated their time to the program.

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Melrose Police Report Successful Comedy Night http://melrosepolice.net/2016/06/21/280408/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/06/21/280408/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:06:27 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=280408 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Report Successful Comedy Night

MELROSE – Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to announce the Melrose Police Department hosted a successful comedy night earlier this month.

The annual event benefits community programs like the Police Department’s Rape Aggression Defense Program, the Melrose Junior Police Academy and the Melrose High School Scholarship Fund.

The Melrose Police Department raised more than $2,800 for community programs during their annual comedy night.
The Melrose Police Department raised more than $2,800 for community programs during their annual comedy night.

This year, Melrose Police raised more than $2,800.

“Thank you to everyone who came out to attend this event,” Chief Lyle said. “Through numerous generous donations, we are able to sustain our community programs for another year.”

The show, which was held on June 4 at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus, was headlined by veteran Boston comedian Lenny Clarke with performances by other local acts.

Chief Lyle would like to thank the sponsors of the event and the groups that donated raffle prizes:

  • Miter Biter Framing
  • Edward Jones
  • T.F. Ward Insurance
  • Business Copy Associates
  • US Fuel, Inc.
  • D&R Paving General Contracting, Inc.
  • Gately Funeral Home
  • Melrose Glass Company
  • Crystal Motor Express
  • Hillside Press
  • Joseph Arcadipane and family
  • DataViz, Inc.
  • John Guilfoil Public Relations
  • The law enforcement community

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Melrose Police Department to Hold Junior Police Academy http://melrosepolice.net/2016/05/16/melrose-police-department-hold-junior-police-academ/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/05/16/melrose-police-department-hold-junior-police-academ/#comments Mon, 16 May 2016 18:42:16 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=280332 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, May 16, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Department to Hold Junior Police Academy 

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department will hold the third annual Junior Police Academy this summer.

Given the success of the program over the last two years, three sessions will be offered in June and July. Each will be held at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School with outdoor activities on Fred Green Field. Classes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

  • June 27-July 1 (Session One)
  • July 11-July 15 (Session Two)
  • July 18-July 22 (Session Three)

The one-week classes are free and open to children ages 10 to 13.

Last year, 106 students signed up, and Melrose Police are excited to expand the program this year to allow for additional children to attend. Prior to 2014, the class hadn’t been offered since the early 1980s. With assistance from the community, the Melrose Police Department relaunched the program for girls and boys. Sessions are taught by Melrose police officers and members of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence.

“The Junior Police Academy has been extremely successful over the last couple of years and we’re certainly excited to bring back this program for our young Melrose residents who are interested in seeing what it’s like to be a police officer,” Chief Lyle said. “We encourage anyone who would like to attend to sign up.”

Participants can expect to complete physical training, including stretching, calisthenics, running, and competitive squad games aimed to test focus, speed and teamwork.

Students will also spend time in the classroom learning about investigations, patrol procedures, traffic, bullying, drugs and cyber safety to educate children on the dangers they could encounter when using technology.

Space is limited, so those interested in participating should sign up early. To register, visit the forms section on the police department’s website, melrosepolice.net, or contact Sgt. Chuck Byrne at the Melrose Police station at 781-665-1212 or email cbyrne@cityofmelrose.org.

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Photos: Melrose Junior Police Academy Participation Increased In Second Year http://melrosepolice.net/2015/07/22/photos-melrose-junior-police-academy-participation-increased-in-second-year/ http://melrosepolice.net/2015/07/22/photos-melrose-junior-police-academy-participation-increased-in-second-year/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:06:37 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=279644 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Contact: Jessica Sacco
Phone: 978-769-5193
Email: jessica@jgpr.net

Photos: Melrose Junior Police Academy Participation Increased In Second Year

MELROSE — Police Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to report that this summer’s Junior Police Academy more than doubled its participation from the previous year, drawing 106 children from Melrose to the program.

In 2014, 48 students signed up for the academy. Over one-third of those who partook in this year’s classes had returned for the second time.

The Melrose Police Department offered two sessions this month, July 6-10 and July 13-17, for girls and boys ages 10-13. Both were held at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. Classes ran from 8 a.m. to noon daily and were led by Sgt. Chuck Byrne, Officer Jim Applegate and Officer Al Brown. Ten high school and college students also volunteered their time as counselors for the two weeks.

“This year’s program was a huge success and we’re certainly excited to see how popular its become among the community,” Chief Lyle said. “The academy wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the officers at the Melrose Police Department and our community partners.”

Students participated in a daily exercise program on the Melrose High School athletic complex that featured team competitions at the end of the workouts. They also spent time in a classroom atmosphere learning about cyber-safety, bullying, detective functions, traffic and bike safety, police patrol procedures, the department’s motorcycle unit, drug investigations and substance abuse prevention.

Detective Sgt. Paul McNamara, Detective Dan Ehlers, Detective Greg Forestell, Sgt. Jon Goc, Officer Mike Plumer, Officer Rob Mann, Jen Kelly, Lauren Dustin and Maureen Buzby from the Melrose Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Rebecca Mooney from the Melrose Alliance Against Violence and volunteer physical trainer Josh Brown assisted with the instruction.

Prior to last year, the academy hadn’t been offered since the early 1980s. With assistance from the community, the Melrose Police Department relaunched the program in the summer of 2014.

Chief Lyle would like to thank the entire community for their support and all the members of the Melrose Police Department for taking time out of their busy summer schedules to contribute to the academy and to provide excellent training and insight into the law enforcement field.

A special thanks to the Melrose Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Stephen and Scott from Stephen’s Auto Body and Towing, Superintendent Cyndy Taymore, Brent Conway, Principal at the Melrose Veteran’s Memorial Middle School, the Melrose Alliance Against Violence, Scott Drago and South Pole Slush Inc., the T-Stop Embroidery & Screen Painting in Wakefield, Superior Packaging and Finishing in Braintree and D’Amici’s Bakery for their support and contributions.

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