The Hudson Police Department sponsors three annual police training academies for Hudson’s youth. These week long “mini police academy” programs are modeled after the actual training that recruit officers receive while attending police academies throughout the state and are offered to Hudson students who have completed the sixth grade but have not yet entered grade nine.
Participants take part in daily physical fitness activities, including self-defense.Attendees also learn about Constitutional Law, Motor Vehicle Law, Crash Reconstruction, Motor Vehicle Radar Operations, Motor Vehicle Stops, K-9 Operations, Life Flight Response and Crime Scene Investigation.Attendees will also be introduced to a variety of tools that officers carry and use in their daily duties.With parental approval, cadets will have the opportunity to shoot a police service weapon that has been modified to fire paint pellets only.Actual firearms are not permitted in the shooting area on range day by any person, including police personnel.
The para-military structure of the academy promotes self-defense, integrity, self-discipline, honesty, self-motivation, appreciation of responsibility, teamwork, respect for others, pride, self-respect and the improvement of the cadet’s self-image.
Those with questions or those interested in applying for the July or August academy should contact the Academy Director, Detective Chad Crogan at firstname.lastname@example.org