Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 24, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
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.”