Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian congratulated the Watertown children who were among the 200 graduates of the Sheriff’s Youth Public Service Academy.
The academy includes students age 9 to 11 and this class included children from Watertown, Newton, Waltham and Cambridge.
“The Academy is a great opportunity for children from across Middlesex County to learn important safety tips, get to know their local public safety officials and have an enjoyable time while doing it,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “It also provides us with a chance to introduce children, their parents and guardians to the hardworking men and women of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.”The ceremony was held at the sheriff’s office Training Academy in Billerica.
During the weeklong programs, the cadets learned about fire safety, staying safe online, participated in team building exercises and met members of their local police and fire departments.
Over the summer more than 1,700 students from 35 communities participated in the Youth Academy.