Citizens Police Academy opens enrollment

One of the more unique and fun educational experiences offered in Milford, the police department’s Citizens Police Academy, is taking applications for its next session.

I am a graduate of the program, in 2010, and it was great opportunity to see what modern police work is like and to meet the people who protect and serve here.

Plus, thanks to Judith Toohey’s efforts, we have an active alumni association that stays involved by assisting police at community events.

Here’s the official announcement of the upcoming class::

The Milford Police Department is proud to announce that the seventh session of the Citizens Police Academy will begin on January 8, 2014 and conclude with a graduation ceremony on April 2, 2014.

The Milford Police Citizens Academy is a 12 week program where the participants will attend a session of two and a half hours each week, learning about the Milford Police Department and the equipment used by the officers.

Participants will be introduced to a variety of topic areas including CPR, firearm safety, computer crimes, police K9 teams and will have an opportunity to ride along with an on duty police officer.

The Citizens Academy is open to residents, property or business owners within the city of Milford and 21 years of age or older. The last day for applications is Friday, Nov. 30.

If you are interested in attending the Citizens Academy please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (203) 874-2366 or obtain an application on our website at

Frank Juliano