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D.A.R.E./Junior Police Academy

The Franklin Police Department will be conducting their annual D.A.R.E./Junior Police Academy camps in the months of July and August. The Camp is open to boys and girls who are entering grades 6 through 9. The camp will begin at 8:00 AM and end at 1:00 PM daily. 

Camp Application

Sgt. Spillane addresses the class during the DARE/Jr. Police Academy.

The camp will be fashioned like a police academy. Activities will include physical exercise, games that build on team work, classroom lectures pertaining to police work, D.A.R.E. lessons, and a field trip. 

Deputy Chief Stephan Semerjian gives a class in crime scenes during the DARE/Jr. Police Academy.

The purpose of the camp is to provide the students with a general knowledge of the police profession, and at the same time allow them to meet some of the Franklin Police officers, and have a good time with them. 

For more information on the program contact officers , or at (508) 528-1212. Space is limited to 40 children per camp, so sign up early.  

This years camps will run from July 16th-20th, and August 13th-17th.

There is no cost for this program. 

Photos from past D.A.R.E./Junior Police Academy camps

Students prepare for the morning physical exercise.

Students and Officers check out the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing's helicopter.

Chief Benedetto (Ret.) speaks during the graduation exercises on Friday.

A student receives a certificate of completion from Massachusetts State Police Trooper Suzanne Klane.

The graduation class from the first session of the DARE/Jr. Police Academy in July.