Community Police Academy to share life in blue


GREAT BARRINGTON — If you want to know what town police officers do all day and into the night, this program is for you.

The Great Barrington Police Department will hold a Community Police Academy on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 15 through Jan. 31. The sessions, which will run from 6 to 9 p.m., are open to residents, or those who work in the town, and who are at least 18.

Police Chief William Walsh said that topics covered will include the work of police officers, special police operations, use of force, policies and procedures, criminal law and investigations.

"This is a great opportunity for our residents to gain a better understanding of what our officers do and how we serve our community," Walsh said. "We hope to see a large turnout of participants and our officers look forward to getting to know some of our community members on a more personal level."

The program will be held at the Great Barrington Police Department, 465 Main St.

For more information or to enroll contact Sgt. Adam Carlotto at 413-528-0306, ext. 143, or email

Heather Bellow can be reached at or on Twitter @BE_hbellow and 413-329-6871



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