Shoreline, Kenmore and Woodinville Police Departments work with the King County Sheriff’s Office to present an annual ten week program called the Citizen’s Academy. The academy increases the understanding between citizens and their police department through education. Graduates of the Citizens' Academy come away with a better understanding of the law enforcement role in the criminal justice system and an appreciation for the many challenges facing law enforcement in today's complex society.
The course covers a variety of topics, including: Defensive Tactics, K9, Major Accident Investigations, Drug Investigations, Homicide and Major Crimes, Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), Guardian One Helicopter and Marine Patrol.
The academy is hosted each year and begins in March; it is currently held in the Kenmore area. There is no cost for this great experience. Class size is limited and is filled on a first come, first served basis. Applications become available online in January; they are also available at the Police Station and Neighborhood Storefronts.
Registration and approval of submitted applications are required in advance.
The 2013 academy is full; applications are no longer being accepted.
Questions? Please contact Officer Obstler at (206) 546-3636 or Leona.Obstler@kingcounty.gov
Academy Student Tim Ghezzi tries on Bomb Suit