Burlington Police Services available to the community.

BPD radKIDS Week

The Burlington Police Department will once again be offering the radKIDS program this summer to Burlington children ages 8-12. The kids will be in a fun and very active program that stresses safety awareness through role-play, self-defense and other activities.

The Burlington Police will incorporate risk awareness skills (strangers, public safety, etc.) with radKIDS, a program that offers defense against abduction. The radKIDS portion of the class is a 15 hour class to be integrated with safety awareness teachings.

Classes will be free for all attending residents. Donations to Burlington DARE are appreciated. As per the radKIDS organization, each child thereafter will be able to re-attend the class on an unlimited basis for free.

The course will be held at the Marshall Simonds Middle School Gymnasium Mon. – Fri. (9am-12noon) July 10-14, July 17-21. 

All 5 classes must be attended.  Full time Burlington Police officers will teach the class. 

Registration forms can be printed out here; https://goo.gl/LLhOxc     Applications may be dropped off at the Police Station.   Limited space available! 

For questions, call Officer Keith Sheppard at 781-505-4965.

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:

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 classes: https://goo.gl/62u6z

Workplace Safety and Violence Prevention Training - We can train any sized group at your business 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, Terrorism & Homeland Security, 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 Mills at gamills@bpd.org or call 781-505-4945 for more information.