News Briefs

Halloween Bike Parade & Fun Ride Planned

Grab your costume, bike, family & friends, and head down to Ingleside Park for a festive group ride around town followed by a kids’ bike/trike (or scooter!) parade and festivities at the park!

The schedule for the day is as follows:

11:00 Group ride and parade registration begins at the gazebo

12:00 Kids bike parade around the park

12:30 Prizes announced

Music by DJ Cuzzi

Raffle to win a kids’ bike! (courtesy of Lantern Real Estate)

Crafts, games, face painting, food, giveaways & more!

This event is made possible through the hard work of Bike Winthrop volunteers and support from our Town and community partners, including (list is growing daily!):

Winthrop Parks & Recreation

Winthrop Police Department

Winthrop Marketplace

Winthrop Book Depot

Winthrop High School Drama Dept

Lantern Real Estate

For Kids Only Afterschool

Woodside ACE Hardware

Want to volunteer, donate a prize, or become a partner? Contact [email protected]

Civilian Police Academy registration is Underway

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 ages 18 and up. Classes will be held on Thursdays from November 3 through January 19  from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Lyceum Room at the E.B. Newton School Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St. Classes will not be held during the weeks 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, and juveniles, as well as narcotics enforcement, prevention, and treatment.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend a ride-along with a Winthrop Police Officer.

“Students will leave this class having learned a wide range of topics that are integral to everyday police work,” said Chief Delehanty. “We encourage anyone who is interested in connecting with our officers and learning more about what they do on a daily basis to apply to take part in this class.”

Applications can be picked up at the police stations.   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.

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

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

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