The Lynnwood Police Department is accepting registration for its 22nd annual Citizens Academy.
The 12- to 14-week course is from 7-10 p.m. every Thursday starting on Jan. 10 at the Lynnwood Police Department, 19321 44th Ave. W.
The course is designed to give citizens a better understanding of the mission and operations of the police department. Participants will learn about basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs, such as patrol tactics, criminal and narcotics investigation, use of force, communications, DUI procedures and domestic violence.
Class highlights may include investigating a mock homicide scene, lifting and examining fingerprints, experiencing a jailhouse dinner and tour of the jail facility, riding along with a patrol officer during an actual shift and learning practical information on the use of force and personal safety and about volunteer opportunities with the police department.
There is no fee for this class and light refreshments are served after each session. Space is limited, so early enrollment is encouraged.
Registration forms can be picked up at the front desk of the Lynnwood Police Department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily or you can request one by calling the Lynnwood Police Crime Prevention Office at 425-670-5635.
You can also print out an application online here,