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Posted on: October 27, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Citizen's Police Academy

The Wilbraham Police Department is having a Citizen’s Police Academy in the Brooks Room at the Wilbraham Public Library on the following five Thursday evenings, November 6th, 13th and 20th; and December 4th and 11th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The classes being offered are as follows:

November 6th
Captain Kane and Sergeant Clark will start with an introduction about the Police Department and its resources. They will then talk about the domestic laws, restraining orders and juvenile laws.

November 13th
Officer Brewer will show a PowerPoint presentation on the K9 Program with a drug information piece, and Officer Menard will share his experiences with being the School Resource Officer (SRO).

November 20th
Detective Rudinski will talk about Social Media issues in law enforcement (PowerPoint). He will also speak on identity theft and similar scams common in Wilbraham. Sergeant Baldwin will talk about the dive team and the process behind search warrants. Detective Rudinski and Sergeant Baldwin will also speak on court procedure and detective work.

December 4th
Officer Casella will speak about OUI alcohol and drugs, his DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) experiences and expertise.

December 11th
Officers Noyes and Diogo will talk about traffic enforcement, accident investigation and the marijuana by-law as well as some of their experiences on the 3rd shift. Officer Diogo will share his expertise about the new cruiser cams, how they work, how they help with OUIs, citizen complains, pursuits and officer safety.

This academy is free and open to all Wilbraham residents and business owners. It is intended to give a general overview of the common experiences and laws enforced in Wilbraham. There is no obligation to make all the classes, it is very informal.

Any questions, please call Captain Kane at (413) 596-3837, or email

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