Lynnwood Police recruiting for 2014 Citizens Academy

Officer Ross Adams, (right –center, wearing a gray polo shirt) teaches students from the 2012 Lynnwood Police Citizens Academy how to lift fingerprints off a vehicle.

Registration is open and space is limited so residents are encouraged to sign up soon for the Lynnwood Police Department’s 23rd Annual Citizens Academy. 

The Lynnwood Police Department will be offering a 13-week Citizens Academy this upcoming January, which is a unique learning experience conducted by the police department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the mission and operations of the police department.

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

The course is from 7 to 10 p.m. every Thursday starting on January 9, 2014 at the Lynnwood Police Department, 19321 44th Ave. W in Lynnwood.

Class highlights may include 

  • Investigate a mock homicide scene
  • Lift and examine fingerprints
  • Work with a crime scene tech to study blood spatter patterns, DNA, and weapon marks
  • Experience a jailhouse dinner and tour of the jail facility
  • Ride-along with a patrol officer on an actual shift
  • See a SWAT demonstration and K-9 searches
  • Learn practical information on the use of force and personal safety
  • Learn how you can volunteer with the police department


This class is free and light refreshments are served each evening. Space is limited, so early enrollment is strongly encouraged.

An application form is located online at:—Crime-Prevention/Citizen-s-Academy.htm or you can pick up an application at the front desk of the Lynnwood Police Department; open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

If you have questions or want an application sent to your home call the Lynnwood Police Crime Prevention Office at 425-670-5635.

Sergeant T.J. Brooks discusses trends in gang activity during the 2012 Lynnwood Police Citizens Academy.

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