July 28 2020

Middlesex Sheriff Offering Virtual Youth Public Safety Academy Starting Wednesday

By: Rich Hosford

A popular summer program that teaches kids safety and gets them familiar with local law enforcement, firefighters and other agencies dealing with safety is coming back - virtually. 


Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is inviting Middlesex County families to participate in a series of live, virtual Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) events beginning July 29 at 10 a.m.


The virtual series will replace the annual in-person camp designed for youngsters ages 8-12 that was cancelled this year due to COVID-19.


“YPSA is one of our most successful community programs,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.  “Each year, more than 1,000 youngsters participate alongside our staff and other public safety professionals from across Middlesex County.  Not only do participants learn value safety lessons, but they build relationships with the public safety professionals who work hard to keep them safe.  This virtual series will allow us to maintain and strengthen the important connections we strive to make with our county’s youngest residents.”


The live session will include videos and presentations on important public safety topics. The program started on Wednesday, July 29 and will run for three weeks. Anyone can register at any time.


Families wishing to register for the series can email YPSA@sdm.state.ma.us to learn more.


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