Citizens Police Academy

Citizen's Police Academy Graduation Fall 2017
Citizens Police Academy



Program Director

Lieutenant Christine Amendola

Program Coordinator

Community Service Officer O'Shaughnessy


Fall 2019, Classes start Tuesday September 17th and run through Novemeber 12th.  Class is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.   

Each evening presents different topics and classes. You must be present for 6 out of 9 classes in order participate the ride along program.

To register for this academy, send an e-mail to Officer O'Shaughnessy by clicking here. Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, address, cell phone number, and anything you hope to get out of the class. Reading residents will receive first priority. Class size will be limited to 28 people. Phone inquiries regarding this program may be placed at (781) 942-6761.

Program Overview

With public support and understanding so essential to law enforcement, the Citizen Police Academy has proven to be an excellent program to bring the community and law enforcement together for common goals. The overall goal of the Citizen Police Academy is "Understanding through Education." This is accomplished by the exchange of information from the citizen participants and law enforcement instructors of the class. There are classes given in domestic violence, dispatch procedures, community policing, accident investigation, patrol procedures, impaired operator arrests, firearms, fingerprinting, internet safety and other law enforcement related topics. An officer ride-along program will be scheduled for students upon completion of the academy.