This Program has not been updated in more than a year.

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Youth Advisory Board (formerly Youth Explorers Program)

By Cambridge Police Department

This program is available to Cambridge 7th and 8th graders and meets monthly at the Police Department during the school year to learn about each unit and service we offer.

Photo of police officer with a young person.
This is an ongoing program.
Monday. Evening.

Workshops and daily work out generally last 90 minutes.

Ages: 12 to 14.

Grades 7th grade and 8th grade.

Cambridge residents only.

Eligibility is based on grade level (7th and 8th).

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Cambridge Police Personnel Office
Cambridge Police Department

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Program generally begins in October. Contact us to find out if spots remain.



  • In-person only.

125 Sixth Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

East Cambridge

Refreshments provided.

Additional information

Youth learn about the role and function of Cambridge Police Officers and varying units within the Department, including the Traffic Unit, Explosive Ordnance Unit, and Special Response Team. They also learn about and practice OUI stops, traffic stops, handcuffing, baton techniques and self-defense. Participants gain understanding about juvenile law, rights, and responsibilities with Strategies for Youth and the role of the Cambridge Fire Department, Emergency Communications Department and Pro EMS in public safety.