Community Police Academy
Have you ever wondered what the police are doing when you see a patrol car rushing to get somewhere? Join Kent Police for an informative series of classes about our department. The next session of the Community Police Academy will begin in September/October 2013. Information will be included on this page when registration opens.
There is no cost for participating in the Community Police Academy. It is open to any adult, 18 years or older, that lives, works, or has an interest in the City of Kent and it’s Police Department. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For security reasons, all applicants must pass a background check. Persons with a felony conviction or recent misdemeanor conviction cannot be considered for participation.
What is the Community Police Academy?
The Community Police Academy is delivered in a series of classes that offer straightforward, candid, information regarding daily and specialized operations of the Police Department, while defining the agency’s role in the community. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings, for 6 weeks, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and are instructed by department members and civilian experts. There is one Saturday session which will include tours of the City of Kent Corrections Center and the 9-1-1 facilities at Valley Communications Center. After attending the first three classes, participants are also eligible for a ride-along with a Kent Police Officer.
Classes are held at the Kent Police/Fire Training Center, 24611 116th Ave. SE in Kent. A wide range of law enforcement topics will be discussed to include an overview of law enforcement, recruiting/testing for new officers, traffic enforcement, investigations, narcotics, gangs, community education, use of force, stress and chaplaincy, K-9, and tours of Valley Communications, Kent's dispatch center and the Kent Jail will be available.
For additional information or general questions, the public can contact Paul Petersen at 253-856-5877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org