News Brief

Enrollment Open for Civilian Police Academy

Chief Terence M. Delehanty is pleased to announce that residents can now sign up for the Winthrop Police Department’s Civilian Police Academy this fall.

This free program is open to Winthrop residents age 18 and up. Classes will be held on Thursdays from Oct. 14 through Dec. 30, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Winthrop Police Department. Classes will not be held the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Various members of the Winthrop Police Department will lead classes in their fields of expertise during the 10 classes. Topics will include domestic violence, police exploring, motor vehicle law, patrol procedures, accidents, firearms, critical incidents, implicit bias, gangs, juveniles, as well as narcotics enforcement, prevention and treatment. Participants will have the opportunity to attend a ride-along with a Winthrop Police officer.

“The goal of this class is to bring community members into the station and give them a clear picture of what it’s like to be a police officer, and we encourage all those with an interest in law enforcement to apply,” said Chief Delehanty. “Participants will learn a great deal about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of life as an officer.”

Residents are asked to drop off or mail a completed application to the Winthrop Police Department, 3 Metcalf Square. Mailed applications should be addressed to the care of Lt. Stephen Rogers. For those who prefer to complete the application virtually, please click here.

Residents will be notified by email if they have been accepted into the class. The class is limited to 20 participants.

The Winthrop Police Department will conduct a background check on applicants to determine their acceptance into the academy.

For more information, please contact Lt. Rogers by emailing [email protected] or calling 617-846-1212 extension 2940.

WCC Seeking Grant Requests

The Winthrop Cultural Council is seeking grant requests from local community-oriented programs in arts, humanities and sciences. Available grant money is approximately $12,000. The FY2022 grant application deadline is Friday, October 15, 2021. Organizations, schools and individuals may apply for grants that provide cultural activities for the Winthrop community. These grants can support exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in the schools, workshops, lectures or historical interpretation. In addition, the Winthrop Cultural Council will give priority to artists seeking grants for mural projects; the WCC will assist in obtaining venues, and priority to music performances. Find Us on Facebook! Contact [email protected] with any questions, or call (617) 721-4162.

Beginning in early September, applications for the FY2022 Massachusetts Cultural Council grant cycle will be accepted online at

The Winthrop Cultural Council is a Local Cultural Council (LCC) of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency providing funds to participating cities and towns to be administered and regranted by an all-volunteer council. This is the largest program of its kind in the United States. Visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council on-line to learn more about the LCC and other grant programs.

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