Registration Open for Middlesex Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety Academy

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Photo by Charlie Breitrose A cadet in the Middlesex Youth Public Safety Academy uses the fire hose as at Saltonstall Park.

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

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is pleased to announce registration for the 2024 Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) is now open.

Now in its 24th year, YPSA is an educational and affordable summer program that is open to all children living in Middlesex County ages 8-12. Older children have the opportunity to become a Counselor-in-Training.  The program is comprised of five, one-week camps and is held at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Training Academy in Chelmsford.

Registration for each week is $100 per child and includes transportation to and from designated bus stops; daily breakfast and lunch; and a graduation ceremony held each Friday. 

“YPSA is a proud tradition here at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “This is an opportunity for our kids to take some time away from screens and schools to learn lessons regarding healthy habits, fire safety,  personal wellness and more. Most importantly, they can do this alongside their friends and public safety role models from their community, helping build lifelong and positive connections.”

Participants are not required to reside in communities with a designated bus stop, but they will be picked up and dropped off at these locations. Cadets from Billerica and Chelmsford will be dropped off and picked up at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Training Academy.

Currently, spots remain open for cadets at the following bus stop locations:

  • July 8-12 – Bedford & Lexington
  • July 15-19 – Arlington, Billerica, Burlington & Tyngsborough
  • July 22-26 – Acton/Maynard, Framingham/Natick & Marlborough
  • July 29-Aug 2 – Belmont/Watertown, Hudson, Wakefield & Waltham/Newton
  • Aug 5-9 – Chelmsford, Lowell, Tewksbury & Wilmington

Buses for Malden, Medford and Woburn have reached capacity, however individuals may still add their names to the waiting lists for Medford and Woburn.

To register, please visit

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