Academy teaches citizens about law enforcement

Aug 13, 2014

Sign up now for the Mukilteo Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy.

The free 8-week class will run Sept. 11 through Oct. 30 and meet every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center.

Learn about all phases of law enforcement and the day-to-day operations of a police department.

The Citizens Academy is not intended to make police officers out of its citizens.

“I am doing my best to redesign the courses, which will give the public a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of a police department,” said Officer Colt Davis.

The topics covered will include:

• Patrol Division & Traffic Unit

• Detectives & Special Operations

• Police Equipment and Firearms

• Law & Criminal Procedures

• Use of Force & Officer Safety

• Crime Prevention

• Canine Demonstrations

• Ride Along with a Patrol Officer

“The classes will be more interactive and give the students a chance to ‘be the officer’ in scenarios to encourage discussion and further enhance the experience of what it is like to be a police officer,” Davis said.

The Rosehill Community Center is at 304 Lincoln. Ave. in Mukilteo.

Applications are available online on the police department's website via www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us or at the police station, at 10500 47th Pl. W. in Mukilteo.

Send completed applications to Mukilteo’s crime prevention officer by the Aug. 31 deadline. Seats are limited.

For more information, contact Officer Colt Davis at 425-263-8100 or email crimeprevention@ci.mukilteo.wa.us.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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