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Citizens and Youth Police Academy

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $29,919)

A valuable and effective way for the Framingham Police Department to engage its community is by practicing community oriented policing (community policing). Youth Police Academies (YPA) and Citizens Police Academies (CPA) are successful community-policing strategies the FPD has offered in the past. At the core, YPAs and CPAs are extensions of community policing efforts aimed at helping create more informed citizens, debunk myths about law enforcement, and open the lines of communication between civilians and officers. The FPD applied for $ 29,919 to conduct one YPA during a 40-hour week in the Summer of 2024 and one CPA, in the Spring or the Fall of 2024. The FPD expects to accept approximately 30 participants per session.

Date Created: September 25, 2023