Burlington Police Services available to the community.

 Free Crime Prevention Programs for the Community

The Burlington Police Department is committed to working with the community to reduce crime and fear of crime and to educate the public in order to improve safety and quality of life. If you live or work in Burlington or you have a business, group or organization in Burlington we would be happy to help you. All of our services are free and we have a number of highly trained officers who are experts in many specialized fields who would be very happy to come and talk to you or your organization. If your group does not have a suitable facility we can also work with you to find an appropriate location. 

We currently offer the following programs:

Our 2019 RAD Women's Self-Defense Course is being offered from Tuesday April 16th through Tuesday May 14th (5 Nights) from 6 to 9 p.m. - this program is FREE but we ask students to attend all 5 nights.  Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/iCdEnroYxAIb8IP33

We are also offering a FREE RAD for Seniors Safety and Self-Defense class for Men + Women aged 60 and over. RAD for Seniors is a 15 hour long program to be offered over 10 sessions. Classes will run for 5 weeks on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.The course will start on Tuesday March 26, 2019. The last class will be on Thursday April 26, 2019. If you are interested in this program please contact Officer Lyn Reynolds 781-505-4958 or email lreynolds@bpd.org to sign up. All classes will be held at the Burlington Council on Aging.

Self-Defense Courses - We offer personal safety and self-defense classes for women, seniors, men, and children. We teach the RAD programs for each group of adults and Radkids for children. You can find out more about these programs at http://www.rad-systems.com and http://www.radkids.org

Upcoming RAD classes are announced on our Twitter account @burlingtonpd and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/burlingtonpd You can also sign up to be notified of upcoming RAD classes here: https://goo.gl/62u6z

Workplace Safety and Violence Prevention Training - We can train any sized group at your business, house of worship, school or facility on what to do when encountering violence in the workplace and active shooter situations.

Crime Prevention Assessments - We can go to your home or business and make recommendations to improve safety and enhance security procedures.

General Police Topics - We can come to your business or meet with your group to talk about a wide range of police related topics with any type of audience. 

Speaking topics include, but are not limited to: Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Drug Awareness, Domestic Violence, Traffic Safety, Social Media, Cyber Crime, Terrorism & Homeland Security, Crime Analysis, Current Police Issues in the News, Crime Trends in Burlington and Surrounding Towns, Personal Safety and Security, Online Safety, Policing as a Career, Massachusetts Criminal Law, and any other police related topic you need assistance with.

Please contact Lieutenant Glen Mills at gamills@bpd.org to learn more about services we offer to the community.

Burlington Police Department Citizens Police Academy

Stay Tuned for our Next Citizens Police Academy

Chief Michael Kent and the men and women of the Burlington Police Department would like to invite you to get an inside look at your police department and see what it is like to be a police officer. 

This 10 session live classroom training is being offered for free to Burlington residents and those who work in Burlington. There will be a waiting list for non-residents who wish to attend. This opportunity is open to anyone 18 and older or 16 and older if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Attendees will have to consent to a criminal background check and sign a Non-Disclosure Form.

Students will learn about:

Massachusetts Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Firearms and Defensive Tactics
SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics)
Traffic Control & Enforcement
Operating Under the Influence
Police K-9
Crime Prevention
Terrorism and Emergency Preparedness
Domestic Violence
Juvenile Law
Police Patrol Procedures
Police Technology 

Students will also have the option to do a "Ride-Along" with a patrol officer or 
to do some observation time in Dispatch while real calls are being handled.

Burlington Police Department
45 Center Street, Burlington MA 01803

Nights from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.