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Somerville Police at the National Law Enforcement Museum

GAMESpotlight on the Somerville Police Department

The SPD is nominated to participate as one of five police agencies across the country for the National Law Enforcement Museum Five Communities Exhibition in October 2018.

The National Law Enforcement Museum recognized the Somerville Police Department and the Center for Teen Empowerment as one of five communities who is working hard to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the people it serves. The museum will open its doors to the public October 2018 in Washington DC for this temporary exhibition featuring five communities across the nation.
Somerville has been invited to see the exhibition which opens in October 2018. The museum features educational programs and an insightful look on law enforcement topics from the past, present, and future. Attendees will have an opportunity to walk through time and glimpse through the changes in law enforcement. The five communities chosen for this exhibition include Charleston, Cleveland, Dallas, Oakland, and Somerville. The Somerville Police Department is deeply honored to have been chosen to participate in this temporary exhibition. This honor would not have been possible if not for the collaboration and strong relationship the SPD have with community partners like the Center for Teen Empowerment and so many others in the City of Somerville.
This summer the Somerville Police and the Center for Teen Empowerment have teamed up again for the Walking Dialogues. The Walking Dialogues allows the SPD and Somerville Youth to walk the streets of Somerville and have community members engaged in a productive dialogue with law enforcement.

 

Elder Abuse Awareness Month: Purple Campaign

Elder AbuseAwareness
Many who work in the field of elder services know that elder abuse is a common issue that often goes unreported. Given the prevalence of elder abuse, it is critically important to recognize common warning signs: 

  • 1. Unexplained injuries or financial loss
  • 2. Isolation
  • 3. Verbal abuse or threats
  • 4. Changes in mood or behavior
  • 5. A rapid decline in health of unexplained weight loss
  • 6. Neglected care needs
  • 7. Hesitation to speak openly

----June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, if you are concerned about an older adult and have reason to believe they are being abused, call the Statewide Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-922-2275. All calls are confidential and are referred to local Adult Protective Services, which can investigate and determine the best course of action to alleviate risk.

 

Junior Police Academy 2018

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The Somerville Police Department is happy to announce the second year it will host the Junior Police Academy for interested Somerville youth. There will be 30 cadet seats open to Somerville Youths interested and committed to attend. This Junior Police Academy is a week-long program designed to expose youth in grades 6th, 7th and 8th to role models in public safety as well as develop skills in emergency planning and teamwork.
This Junior Police Academy will host a variety of training situations for all cadets participating. Training will include classroom training, physical fitness and field trips to other events and activities. The Somerville Police Department is glad to join other neighboring city police departments, such as; Everett and Malden, who also follow this Junior Police Academy model this summer. Somerville Police's Junior Police Academy first session will begin Monday, July 9th through 13th. Followed by a second session for additional students August 6th through 10th. Enrollment is free! Please register online:

Junior Police Academy Registration

 
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