HOLBROOK – Chief William Smith and Officer Michael Eshner would like to provide residents with updates about the Holbrook Police Junior Police Academy as it goes on throughout the week.
On day four of the academy Thursday, the class learned about detaining subjects, working with a partner, the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, State Police air wing and juvenile laws.
The class began the day learning defensive tactics with Sgt. Dan Ford. The kids learned basic strikes and how to handcuff a compliant subject. The kids also learned how to work with a partner by carrying out different scenarios.
The class then learned about the role of the State Police Bomb Squad and watched a presentation about their operations. The kids were able to check out the MSP air wing helicopter when it landed on the football field. The helicopter crew gave the class a rundown of their duties with the air wing.
Later in the day, School Resource Officer Det. Scott Glover taught the class about juvenile laws. The kids also competed in the junior academy’s annual squad games where students were required to work as a team in order to complete physical and mental group exercises. The competition included tug of war, a litter carry, races and other team activities. Squad One was the squad game champion team. Squad Two was the tug of war champion, however in an added challenge they were unable to beat the instructors. The class used their last few minutes of the day to do a platoon run around the track.
Holbrook Police would like to thank the Massachusetts State Police for allowing the kids to learn about the bomb squad and air wing, as well as check out the helicopter.
Stay tuned for what the kids did on the final day of the Junior Police Academy!