HOLBROOK – Chief William Smith and Officer Michael Eshner would like to provide residents with update of the Holbrook Police Junior Police Academy as it goes on throughout the week.
On day three of the academy Wednesday, the class learned about corrections and report writing.
The class went on a tour of the Norfolk County House of Corrections, where they learned about what corrections officers do to ensure the care, custody and control of the inmates, as well as learned about the daily routines of inmates in the facility. Deputy Kevin Sheehan and his K-9 partner Sawyer also demonstrated for the class how they search for contraband in the facility. Several inmates spoke to the kids about how their choices led them to incarceration. They stressed the importance of making good choices and surrounding yourself with good people, which are also points academy staff stress to the academy participants throughout the week.
In the afternoon, Officer Murphy taught the class about report writing and the importance of attention to detail and staying alert at all times. Officer Eshner then led a discussion about the kids’ experience visiting the house of corrections and the importance of having positive goals that will generate positive choices. The class then moved to the football field to learn how to march and run in formation in preparation for the platoon run on Friday. The kids ended their day with physical training and a group game of soccer.
Holbrook Police would like to thank Norfolk County Sheriff Jerome McDermott and Community Outreach Officer Jim Ross for allowing the kids to learn about corrections and see the facility. The department would also like to thank Robbie Goggin from First Student, Inc. in Weymouth who donated use of a bus to transport the class to and from the corrections facility.
Stay tuned tomorrow for what the kids did on day four of the Junior Police Academy!