Police, teens bond at academy

This year, about 40 youngsters from the Teen ­Police Academy, a program designed to change the way ­adolescents ­regard Boston police officers who ­patrol their neighborhood.

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For six or seven weeks, teens report to the Boston Police Department’s Teen Police Academy in Hyde Park at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Their days start with classes on different Boston police divisions, After class, the participants file out of the classroom and into a yard for their workouts.

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The academy, started in 2009 by the two primary instructors, Officers Billy Baxter and Darryl Owens, was designed to change the way adolescents on the streets regard police officers.

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“Just because they’re young doesn’t mean they can’t contribute to the safety and wellness of a community,” Officer Billy Baxter said.

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This summer, there are participants from Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan, and they are paid for their time at the academy.

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