NPHS Police Academy graduates its Class of 2018

NPHS Police Academy graduates its Class of 2018

The North Providence Police Department held its 2018 North Providence High School Student Police Academy graduation at police headquarters on Dec. 5.

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department held its 2018 High School Student Police Academy graduation at police headquarters on Dec. 5.

The academy, which has been in existence for over 10 years, is a program affording an opportunity for students to become informed and educated about the many aspects of law enforcement. The majority of students who participate in the program are high school seniors, many of whom apply the program to their required senior project.

The academy provides students an opportunity to learn about the benefits of public service, and the challenges and demands associated with the profession of law enforcement.

Twenty-one North Providence High School students participated in the eight-week program.

A community service aspect of the program encompassed the class attending and assisting at the Gloria Gemma flag football game fundraiser at NPHS on Nov. 14.

Instruction was provided by North Providence police officers Lt. Diana Perez and Lt. Michael Tavarozzi, and school resource officers Kevin Guindon, Donti Rosciti and Jason Burlingame.

The following students successfully graduated from the program: De’Andre T. Babbit, Jay Baptista, David Barros, Francesca Collazo, David Costa, Justin Dalomba, Amadou Diallo, Zachary Estrela, Peter Fico, Nicolas Glode, Armando Lindo, Victoria Mackaravitz, Armani Marfeo-Balcacer, Damion Massey, Christian Matarese, Hamza Nawaz, Peter Pimental, David Rappa, Kenny Rodriguez, Andre Solis, Juan Zapata.