Dennis Police Forming 2020 Citizens Police Academy

Limited to 30 seats - Deadline to apply is March 17th

Dennis, MA - Chief Peter DiMatteo is pleased to announce that the Dennis Police Department will be sponsoring its 18th Citizens Police Academy this spring.  The CPA will be held on consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 24th and continuing through the following ten weeks.  Classes will be held at the Dennis Police Station at 90 Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

The citizens academy in Dennis has long been a great tool for both the police and the community, bringing everyone together to provide a better understanding of the police function.  By establishing relationships and connections with the community, an efficient working partnership is developed and helps contribute to the overall safety and high quality of life in the Town of Dennis. 

The officers of the Community Services Unit oversee the administration of the academy and are constantly enhancing and improving the curriculum.  This year’s topics of instruction will include: Community Policing; Patrol Functions; Investigative Functions; Law; Use of Force and Defensive Tactics; Communications; Specialized Units; and other topics related to policing.  Classes are taught by officers that specialize in the particular field of instruction.

Due to the large pool of applicants, we give Dennis residents and those who work in the town preference.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and will be subjected to a criminal background check. The number of participants will be capped at 30.

Applications can be obtained at the Dennis Police Station, via the department website, or contacting the Community Policing Unit at 774-352-1532.  The deadline for applying is March 17, 2020. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on