Residents Engagement Programs & Initiatives

Chelsea Citizen Police Academy

Residents interested in learning how police departments operate are eligible to apply to participate in an annual ten-week academy. Participants learn all aspects of police work including: the role of an officer; community policing; criminal investigations; professional standards; K-9 division; active shooter training; gang unit; and youth involvement.

Participants also receive a comprehensive tour and learn about the organizational structure of the department. The final session includes a graduation ceremony and a Q&A with Chief Brian Kyes.

If you are interested in being part of an upcoming Citizen Academy, please contact Dan Cortez at 617-466-4807 /

sector-1024x685Community Action Teams – Sectors 1,2,3,4

Each Sector of the City has a resident-driven Community Action Team that meets monthly in conjunction with police officers typically assigned to their neighborhoods in an effort to build trusting relationships and to create a friendly atmosphere where concerns and ideas can be shared.

Coffee With A Cop

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down barriers that may exist between police officers and members of the community they serve.
The Chelsea Police Department holds these events monthly that are publicized on the CPD Facebook and other social media outlets.cwac-1024x680

These events are helpful in creating one-on-one conversations that highlight the importance of police-community collaboration. The also help to shift attitudes that can transform police departments into community-oriented policing organizations.
Coffee with a Cop events are also opportunities to build relationships in order to better problem solve with the people officers serve.

The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative