Special Citizens Police Academy for Children with Developmental Disabilities


Dealing with law enforcement can be intimidating for anyone but especially for people with developmental disabilities. South Shore SNAP (Special Needs Athletic Partnership) and the Hingham Police Department are pleased to present the a Special Citizens Police Academy. This four-week interactive program is designed to demystify law enforcement for children with disabilities and give them skills to empower them as they navigate the community.

Topics will include:

  • Police Academy

  • DARE Program and drug issues unique to the special needs community

  • Introduction to the K9 program

  • The role of firefighters as part of Massport

HPD Officer and SNAP Liaison Dan Murphy will lead the course, with guest speakers, and cadets will hear real life stories from the field.

WHO: South Shore students, age 6-12 with special needs

WHEN: 4-week session
Mondays from 4:30pm-5:30pm
March 25 and April 1, 8 & 22
(Note: class does not meet during April break)

WHERE: Hingham Public Library, The Whiton Room, 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham

COST: Free

REGISTER: Send an email to southshoresnap@gmail.com

Noelle Jarosz