Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Youth Public Safety Academy Graduation

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Cadets from Watertown graduated from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety Academy. (Courtesy of Middlesex Sheriff)

The following information was provided by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office:

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Youth Public Safety Academy cadets from Arlington/Cambridge, Belmont/Watertown, Burlington and Tyngsborough were recognized during a graduation ceremony held at Chelmsford High School on Friday, Aug. 4.

Middlesex Special Sheriff Amoroso Cefalo was joined by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan; Tyngsborough Town Manager Matthew Hanson; Watertown Police Chief Thomas Rocca and officials from all the communities to honor the graduates.

Now in its 22nd year, YPSA is focused on providing cadets with educational lessons around personal and family safety and other health and wellness topics. Cadets ages 8-12 have the opportunity to meet and learn from local first responders, members of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and counselors, while also participating in team-building exercises and fun games.

“YPSA is always one of my favorite times of the year,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Throughout the years, YPSA has provided valuable opportunities for some of our youngest residents to get to know the correction officers, police officers, firefighters, and other professionals who serve their communities on a daily basis. It also teaches cadets crucial lessons about team-building, friendship, and public safety that they can share in their homes, schools, and communities.”

To learn more about YPSA and some of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office community-based programming, visit middlesexsheriff.org/community.

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