10 Graduate from Cambridge Senior Citizen Police Academy


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Photo Caption: Officer Yam (far left) and Officer Burroso (far right) pose with academy participants.

Seniors from the Leonard J. Russell Apartments in North Cambridge recently participated in an 8-week training with Senior Citizen Outreach Officer Dan Burroso. The course included a tour of the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility as well as presentations on forensics, narcotics, traffic, domestic violence and elder abuse prevention.

Seniors were also able to practice their marksmanship on a firearms training simulator and learn about the tools and tactics used by the Cambridge Police Special Response Team.

 “This is a valuable program,” said Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas. “Our officers enjoy interacting with the seniors in the community and helping to provide them with insight into how police perform their duties.”

Ten Cambridge senior citizens successfully completed the program, which is made available at different senior housing throughout the city. The next academy will be held at the Putnam Square Apartments in the spring.

The Cambridge Police Department is committed to the enforcement of laws and preservation of order that protect the rights and property of every person within the City of Cambridge. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of police service and to impact crime, and its associated elements, through the utilization of new and proven crime prevention strategies and problem-solving partnerships with our community.


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