Interested in law enforcement or how our police department works? You should attend the free Community Police Academy, but note that the deadline to apply is this Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023.

The Community Police Academy is designed to increase understanding between residents and their police departments through public education.

The program is free for anyone over 18-years-old who lives or works in Burien or SeaTac with no prior felony convictions.

All applicants must pass a criminal history background check.

The Academy spans nine weeks, and participants learn about a wide range of topics, including:

  • History of the department
  • Hiring and recruitment
  • Early intervention and crime prevention
  • Overview of major crimes, street crimes, and gangs
  • Patrol procedures
  • Use of force
  • K-9 unit
  • Major accident response and reconstruction
  • Firearms training and bomb disposal
  • Overview of police explorer program

Spring Community Police Academy

Classes are held on Thursday nights from 6–9 p.m. The spring academy runs March 16–May 11, 2023.


To apply, please fill out an application (download link is below) and email it to [email protected]

The application deadline is this Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023.

Questions? Contact CSO Michiko Wilson at [email protected].

Download Application Here

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