Greenwich Police Offer 2 Programs: Self-Defense for High School & College Age Women; Youth Citizen’s Police Academy

The Greenwich Police Department is accepting applications for two upcoming programs for young people.

Youth Citizens’ Police Academy

First is the 2023 Youth Citizen’s Police Academy. The 5-day program starts Monday, June 26, and finishes on Friday, June 30, at the Greenwich Police headquarters.

Applicants must be Greenwich residents or children of Town of Greenwich employees, entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall of 2023.

The class size is limited to 40 students and will be filled on a first-come first served basis. The fee for the program a $150; scholarships are available upon request. For more information and to apply, click here.

Self-defense class at Greenwich Police Dept. File photo: Leslie Yager
Self-defense class at Greenwich Police Dept. File photo: Leslie Yager

Self-Defense Seminar

Also, on May 27, Greenwich Police Dept is offering a high school and college-age women’s self-defense seminar for high school and rising college students to learn situational awareness and improve self-confidence.

This is a four-hour class for women ages 16-21 who work or reside in the Town of Greenwich. Class size will range from 6-16 participants. Instruction will involve close quarters physical contact and controlled grappling situations. Please wear clothing that you can move comfortably in.

The seminar is taught by certified Greenwich police use-of-force instructors and will also be held at police headquarters.

This seminar is for students who live or work in town. There is a $40 registration fee (includes class completion Certificate and a T-shirt).

To apply, please complete the application High School & College Women’s Self-Defense Seminar. 

If you have questions or want more information, please email the Program Coordinator, Jules Blight

For more information on the seminar and to apply, click here.