HOLYOKE — The Massachusetts State Police is scheduled to land a helicopter on the Holyoke Community College soccer field between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 7) as part of the school’s Criminal Justice Academy.
The Criminal Justice Academy Field Day will cap a one-week program called “Cops, Crime Scenes and Careers,” designed to introduce area middle-schoolers to crime scene investigation and forensic science, a press release said.
Activities will include representatives of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives providing a bomb-squad display from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. and a police dog joining Chicopee officers from 1 to 2:15 p.m., the press release said.
William P. Nagle Jr., clerk-magistrate of Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown, will be the keynote speaker for the closing ceremonies and certificate presentation from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Bartley Athletic and Recreation Center, the press release said.
Lou Barry, retired Granby police chief, runs the criminal justice academy with help from HCC staff and local police.