Watertown Children Graduate from Middlesex Sheriff’s Youth Academy

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Watertown children graduated from the Middlesex Sheriff's Youth Public Safety Academy.

Watertown children graduated from the Middlesex Sheriff's Youth Public Safety Academy.

Middlesex Sheriff's Office

Watertown children graduated from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety Academy.

The first week of the 2015 Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) concluded Friday, July 10, with a graduation ceremony for 106 area cadets from the communities of Belmont, Burlington, Waltham and Watertown.

“I am incredibly honored to be able to offer this program to Middlesex County families,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian in the graduation announcement. “It is a tremendous opportunity for us to teach youngsters important public safety lessons in a fun environment, while also providing an opportunity for those same cadets to get to know members of their local police and fire departments.”

These Watertown kids  took part in a variety of activities during the Sheriff's Youth Academy.

Middlesex Sheriff's Office

These Watertown kids took part in a variety of activities during the Sheriff’s Youth Academy.

 

This is the 16th year of the YPSA program for children ages 9-11 from across Middlesex County. This year the Academy will run six full weeks, with participants from more than 24 communities.

Over the course of the week, cadets learned about fire hazards in their homes at the Middlesex Sheriff’s fire safety trailer; participated in team building exercises at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica; witnessed a K-9 demonstration; and visited with local police and fire officials during community day activities.

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