Kirkland Community Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

Published on September 19, 2023

Kirkland Police Patch

Media Contact:
Officer Tiffany Trombley
Kirkland Police Department

Kirkland, WA – The Kirkland Police Department (KPD) invites Kirkland community and business members to participate in its annual Community Police Academy.  Come receive a firsthand experience of the inner workings of the KPD. The 7-week series begins October 4 and runs through November 15.

“Just like our recent City Hall for All event that welcomed community members inside City Hall to get to know City operations, this is a great opportunity for community members to meet Kirkland officers and staff, ask questions, and learn about the daily operations of the Police Department,” said City Councilmember Jon Pascal.

Community Police Academy is taught by Kirkland police officers and department staff, each with a different area of expertise such as De-Escalation, Investigations, SWAT, Use of Force, Traffic, the Community Resource Officer Program and our K-9 unit. Instruction combines in-class lectures with hands-on activities, including live training simulations and a mock investigation scenario.

“We appreciate the ongoing support we receive from our community,” said Kirkland Police Chief Cherie Harris. “This is just one way we can give back – by providing community members an in-depth look at the work we do to keep them safe.  Whether it’s patrol training and investigations or SWAT and meeting our K-9 officer, there’s something to pique everyone’s curiosity.”

Kirkland Community Police Academy is a 7-week program held every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning on October 4 and running through November 15. 

Class will be limited to 18 participants. Due to limited space, participants must be able to commit to attending each class in the 7-week program.

Participants must be at least 21 years of age, must live or work in Kirkland and have no prior felony convictions. There is no cost for participants.

Apply for Kirkland Community Police Academy:

  1. Register for the Eventbrite event to receive information for an online application
  2. Fill out the online application, which includes a background check 

The deadline to apply is 12 p.m. on Monday, September 25. Participants will be selected after application review and routine records check. They will be notified of acceptance into the class by email or phone.

See more information about Kirkland Community Police Academy.


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