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PHOTOS: Westford Police Youth Academy Graduation


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WESTFORD — The Westford Police Department hosted its inaugural youth academy, where middle school students spent a week of their summer learning about law enforcement and public safety.

Students participated in a variety of activities, such as physical fitness with officers, a tour of the Massachusetts State Police harbor, CPR certification, a tour of a Drug Enforcement Agency helicopter and a K-9 demonstration with officers.

Officer Timothy Jansen leads officers throughout the Westford Academy gymnasium. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
Westford Police Chief Mark Chambers addresses graduates, parents. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
Chambers fists bumps an academy graduate with Officer Anthony Bernadin (right) and Officer Joseph Chenell (left). (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
Officers Jansen (left) and Kristin Connell prepare to give graduates a diploma. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)

Congratulations to Westford Police Department’s Youth Academy graduates.

Platoon A:

  • Ryleigh Amundson
  • Christopher Bernier
  • Joseph Bernier
  • Benjamin Desrochers
  • Aarav Engineer
  • Adam Forcier
  • Ryan Furlong
  • Matthew Gagne
  • Arjun Gillett
  • Jaxzon Giannangelo
  • She Holmes
  • Ryan Hoagland
  • Matthew House
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Samantha Thomas

Platoon B: 

  • Gavin Jondro
  • Alexander Luhrs
  • John Maietta
  • Saachi More
  • Omkar Naluvala
  • Cecilia Nicoletti
  • Emma Pavao
  • Cody Richard
  • Jake Robins
  • Trystan Rokita
  • Sama Saleh
  • Cole Smith
  • Jack Troy
  • Ansh Wadhwa
  • Liam Walsh
  • Natalie Williams

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Ben Domaingue
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.