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Plymouth Police Academy’s 71st R.O.C. Continues the Toys For Tots Tradition Posted on Dec 7

Plymouth Police Academy’s 71st R.O.C. Continues the Toys For Tots Tradition

Since 1947 Toys for Tots has been a staple of the Holiday season, delivering toys and hope to children of all ages across the country. Founded by Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks and his wife, the Marine Toys for Tots Program distributes an average   …Continue Reading Plymouth Police Academy’s 71st R.O.C. Continues the Toys For Tots Tradition

Plymouth Police Academy’s 71st R.O.C. Supports Local Food Bank Posted on Nov 24

Plymouth Police Academy's 71st R.O.C. Supports Local Food Bank

I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to write this blog post. Throughout my childhood, my family and I were surrounded by those that were willing to help whenever we needed and giving back to the community feels like an opportunity to indirectly repay   …Continue Reading Plymouth Police Academy’s 71st R.O.C. Supports Local Food Bank

Plymouth Police Academy’s 71st R.O.C. goes “pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Posted on Oct 22

Plymouth Police Academy’s 71st R.O.C. goes “pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the month of October, the Plymouth Police Academy’s 71st R.O.C. will be wearing pink ribbons on their khaki uniform shirts in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Countless Police Departments throughout the Nation have replaced their standard shoulder patches with the Police “Pink Patch”   …Continue Reading Plymouth Police Academy’s 71st R.O.C. goes “pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

70th ROC Supporting their Community Posted on May 24

70th ROC Supporting their Community

On March 23, 2021, Student Officer Andrew Whelan of the 70th ROC Plymouth Police Academy was made aware of a Facebook post in a local community page for the town of Plymouth. The post was from a mother in town, who stated that her 5 year old Daughter   …Continue Reading 70th ROC Supporting their Community

Women in Policing Posted on Apr 30

Women in Policing

On Friday April 23, 2021, Chief Juliann Flaherty of the Arlington Police Department, spoke to the (8) eight female Student Officers of the 70th R.O.C.  Our speaker remained a surprise until we entered the classroom, and I was shocked when I saw a female Chief   …Continue Reading Women in Policing

The 69th R.O.C. Plymouth Run’s for the Badge Posted on Sep 24

The 69th R.O.C. Plymouth Run’s for the Badge

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” -Sir Isaac Newton We, the Student Officers of the 69th R.O.C., deeply respect everyone that has come before us to make policing what it is today. We hope to learn from   …Continue Reading The 69th R.O.C. Plymouth Run’s for the Badge

Plymouth 68TH ROC Officer Down Run to Remember Posted on May 26

Plymouth 68TH ROC Officer Down Run to Remember

On Sunday, May 24, 2020, I, Student Officer Micaela Fraccalossi of the 68th R.O.C. Plymouth Police Academy participated in the virtual 5 mile race for Boston’s Run to Remember. Originally this race was supposed to be held in the Seaport area of Boston, but due   …Continue Reading Plymouth 68TH ROC Officer Down Run to Remember

Plymouth Academy’s 68th ROC Sean Collier Tribute Workout Posted on Apr 23

Plymouth Academy's 68th ROC Sean Collier Tribute Workout

The Plymouth Police Academy may be temporarily suspended, but we remain motivated and dedicated each and every day in the 68th R.O.C. Weekends and weekdays have became a blur as some of us are working and others are in self quarantine, but we do not   …Continue Reading Plymouth Academy’s 68th ROC Sean Collier Tribute Workout

68th R.O.C. Thanks Healthcare Heroes  Posted on Apr 21

68th R.O.C. Thanks Healthcare Heroes 

Throughout my time in the military, one quote has always stuck out to me the most. “Among the Americans who served on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue” – Chester Nimitz.    Throughout this pandemic, the organizations that were hit the hardest are   …Continue Reading 68th R.O.C. Thanks Healthcare Heroes 

68th ROC Workout in honor of Fallen Yarmouth Police Officer Sergeant Sean Gannon Posted on Apr 14

On April 12, 2020 student officers of Plymouth Police Academy’s 68th Recruit Officer Course dedicate their physical fitness training in honor of Fallen Officer Sergeant Sean Gannon, Yarmouth Police Department. On April 12, 2017 K-9 Officer Sergeant Gannon was fatally shot while assisting serving a   …Continue Reading 68th ROC Workout in honor of Fallen Yarmouth Police Officer Sergeant Sean Gannon