Communications Program Manager
The Community Police Academy offers residents the chance to interact with Kirkland officers, meet K9 Thor and learn more about police operations in the City of Kirkland!
KIRKLAND, Wash. –The Kirkland Police Department is excited to accept applications for the 2019 Community Police Academy, a dynamic, eight-week series meant to give Kirkland residents a firsthand look at the inner-workings of the Kirkland Police Department.
The 2019 Community Police Academy takes place 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday evening starting on September 18 and running through November 6, 2019. The series includes fun, focused instruction on a variety of law enforcement-related topics including patrol officer training, investigations, K9, special response, use of force, firearms, DUI enforcement, traffic enforcement and more! The academy is taught by Kirkland police officers and other department personnel, each showcasing their individual areas of expertise.
The academy is free to attend! Applications are due by Friday, August 30.
“The Community Police Academy is a unique way to truly get to know your police department,” said Neighborhood Resource Officer (NRO) Deana Lansing. “We welcome the opportunity to share our world in a way that’s inclusive, inviting and a serious amount of fun!”
Academy instruction combines in-class lectures with hands-on activities including exhilarating live training simulations and the opportunity to investigate a mock “crime scene.” Additional components include a K9 demonstration and tours of department facilities. Community Police Academy participants must be at least 21 years of age, must live or work in Kirkland and have no prior felony convictions. Academy objectives include enhancing police-community relationships, encouraging Kirkland residents to partner with law enforcement to help make Kirkland a safer place, and to provide residents with a greater understanding of police functions.
The series concludes with an official graduation ceremony in which academy participants are awarded a certificate of completion signed by Police Chief Cherie Harris. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so apply today!
For more information about the Community Police Academy or to download the application, please visit our website at: https://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/PD/Community_Resources/Citizens_Academy.htm. Completed applications can be submitted via mail or email. Contact NRO Lansing at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!