Last call for applicants to Lynnwood PD 2019 Citizens Academy

Lynnwood Police Sgt Josh Kelsey leads participants in a fingerprint extraction exercise. (Photo Lynnwood)

The Lynnwood Police Department will be offering a 14-week Citizens Academy starting in January, which is a unique learning experience conducted by the police department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the mission, values, and operations of the police department. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2018.

During this interactive course, participants will be introduced to the basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs, including patrol tactics, criminal and narcotics investigations, use of force, communications, DUI procedures, and domestic violence to name just a few.

This is a great opportunity for those interested in the fascinating field of criminal justice, current trends in criminal activity, personal safety, crime prevention, and volunteering with our agency.

The course runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday starting on Jan. 10, 2019 at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W. Class activities may include:

  • Get the inside scoop on the work of patrol and traffic officers
  • Crime prevention strategies
  • Watch a K-9 demonstration
  • Expand your knowledge of narcotics trends
  • Explore the LPD volunteer programs
  • Investigate a mock crime scene
  • Try your hand at lifting fingerprints in the crime scene lab
  • Visit the detention center
  • Learn about the regional SWAT Team
  • Get a better understanding of officer safety and use of force
  • Ride along with a patrol officer during a shift

This class is free. Light refreshments are served. Space is limited, so early enrollment is strongly encouraged. A limited amount of seating will be awarded to high school senior applicants.

An application form is located online at:—Crime-Prevention/Citizen-s-Academy/Citizen-s-Academy-Application.htm

If you have questions, contact the Crime Prevention Office at 425-670-5635


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