Join The B-Town Citizens Academy (And We’re Not Talking About A Bad Movie)
Burien Public Safety is putting the call out to local residents to join the Citizens Academy:
Together with Burien and SeaTac Police Services, a program was designed to increase the understanding between residents and their Police Departments through citizens education.
Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy come away with a much better understanding of the criminal justice system and an appreciation for the many challenges facing Law Enforcement in todayâ€™s society. This understanding will help citizens better assist officers, and increase the safety in their neighborhoods and community.
Participants get an opportunity to see and experience first hand some very interesting and exciting presentations. They are given the chance to hear the Green River Task Force investigators, K-9 officers and their K-9, listen to the Major Crimes investigators (real life homicide Detectives), see the Guardian One Air Support Helicopter, learn Patrol Procedures, talk to the SWAT team and The King County Sheriffâ€™s recruiter. Many of the specialized units will be on hand to show you how it all works and comes together. There is no other program like ours. We leave you wanting to hear and know more.
Class attendees are eligible for the Ride Along Program, where you are assigned to one of our officers for part of their shift. You will be right there as the Officers are taking the calls and making tough decisions.
This is an unforgettable experience and itâ€™s completely free for anyone who lives or works in the cities of Burien and SeaTac.
The Citizens Academy is a 13-week catered session provided twice a year in the spring and fall. The class is conducted on Wednesday night from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The spring 2008 session begins March 12.
Print an application here or send for one from:
CSO Nicki Maraulja
14905 6th Ave. SW
Burien, WA 98166