Space Available for Watertown Youth in Sheriff’s Summer Public Safety Academy

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The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office provided the following information:

Opportunities remain for youngsters ages 8-12 who want to register the Youth Public Safety Academy, Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Wednesday, March 20.

The Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) is a week-long experience designed to be a low-cost and educational option for Middlesex County families in the summer. Cadets who attend the camp can spend the week learning safety skills, completing team and confidence-building exercises, and meeting public safety officials from the MSO as well as their hometown. The Watertown week of camp runs from July 15-19 this year.

“The response to YPSA this year has been astounding, with over 850 families signing up in our first week,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.  “Watertown cadets will have the opportunity to build relationships with the men and women of our office as well as the Watertown Police and Watertown Fire Departments, so it truly is a fun and educational experience for these children.”

Transportation to and from Watertown, as well as breakfast and lunch, are provided each day. Cadets are not required to reside in Watertown to register, but parents must be able to pick up and drop off their cadets at their designated bus stop in Watertown.

Parents and cadets can learn more about the YPSA program and fill out an online application by visiting

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