Academy teaches public about law enforcement

Aug 14, 2013

The Mukilteo Police Department is offering a free 8-week class for the public, with classes running Sept. 5 through Oct. 24.

Those who work in law enforcement often wish the public had a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of a police department.

The Mukilteo Police Department is making that wish a reality by offering an academy that teaches the general public about law enforcement.

Although the Citizens Academy is not intended to make police officers out of the public, those who attend will learn a great deal about all phases of law enforcement.

“This class educates the public about what your police department does, how it does its job, and answers a lot of the ‘why’ questions that many of you have about law enforcement in general,” Officer Cheol Kang said.

The classes, scheduled for Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m., 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

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. 29 deadline. Seats are limited.

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

-Edited by Beacon staff

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