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Spring 2012 Community Police Academy

The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the Spring 2012 Community Police Academy.

Want to learn about being a police officer?  What is CSI?  What does I & R stand for?  What’s a DOA? 

The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the Spring 11-week-long Community Police Academy that begins Thursday, March 15, 2012.  Classes are held once a week for 11 weeks from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Community Police Academy is designed to provide Seattle residents with an opportunity to learn first hand about the job of a police officer and how the Seattle Police Department works.  Classes focus on patrol procedures and operations, internal investigations, the criminal justice process, crime scene investigation, bias crimes, narcotics, SWAT, use of force, defensive tactics, firearms/mock scenes, domestic violence, elder abuse, and arrest procedures.

Graduates receive a program certificate upon completion of the course.  Additionally, they benefit by gaining knowledge and an understanding of the realities and best practices of policing. 

Space is limited, so all are encouraged to apply early.  The deadline to submit your application is Friday, February 10, 2012.  To apply, go to: or call (206) 684-8672 for more information.