Citizen’s Police Academy Starts Wed., March 25th

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Together with the King County Sheriff’s Office, Burien and SeaTac Police have designed a twice-yearly program to increase the understanding between citizens and their police departments through education – the Citizen’s Police Academy, the next session of which begins Wednesday, March 25th.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Citizen’s Police Academy

WHEN: Starts Wed., March 25th (and goes 13 weeks from 6-9pm Wed. nights)

WHERE: Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010 1st Avenue South in Burien (see map below)


INFO: Graduates of the Citizen’s Police Academy will have a better understanding of the law enforcement role in the criminal justice system and an appreciation for the many challanges facing law enforcement in today’s complex society. They will also be better able to assist offices in improving their neighborhoods and communities.

Students will attend Wednesday night classes from 6pm to 9pm for 13 weeks, plus a graduation ceremony including a certificate of completion and pictures with police staff. A light meal will be provided for students. There are presentations by many of the Sheriff’s Office units and several opportunities for hands-on experiences, plus a field trip to the King County Communications Center.

Some of the presenting units will include:

  • Community Service Officers
  • Field Training Officer Program
  • Green River Task Force
  • Emergency Vehicle Operatiions
  • Firearms Automated Traning System (FATS)
  • Major Accident Respose & Reconstruction Unit (MARR Unit)
  • Patrol Procedures
  • K-9 Unit
  • Street Crimes Unit
  • Bomb Disposal
  • TAC 30 Unit (SWAT)
  • Air Support (Guardian One)
  • Major Crimes Investigation
  • Special Investigations (Fraud)
  • Criminal Profiteering
  • Firearms Traning
  • Automated Fingerprint Identification System
  • Special Enforcement Unit

Graduates will also be eligible for the Ride-Along Program where you can spend up to an entire shift riding with an officer.

This course is an unforgettable experience and it’s completely FREE for anyone who lives or works in the cities of SeaTac or Burien.

There are two sessions each year and they fill up fast, so register early – Fill out an application (PDF) and send it to:

CSO Nicki Maraulja
14905 6th Ave. SW
Burien, WA 98166

For more information, please call (206) 296-3333.

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