Police to host 8-week course for citizens

Aug 16, 2017

For the 13th year in a row, the Mukilteo Police Department will offer a free 8-week academy for the community this fall.

The citizens academy will offer public safety presentations, including a K-9 demonstration, first aid and fire safety presentations, and a crime scene investigations exercise.

“The Mukilteo Police Citizens Academy allows the participants to gain a better understanding of what we do on a daily basis to serve the community from a law enforcement perspective,” Police Chief Cheol Kang said.

“This opportunity will also provide members of the department the unique opportunity to interact with members of the community in a non-emergency situation. A positive police-community relationship is a key element of effective policing.”

The academy begins Thursday, Sept. 9 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 9. Participants will meet each Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave.

Applications can be submitted on the city’s website at www.mukilteowa.gov or at the Mukilteo Police Department, 10500 47th Place West. Space is limited, so anyone interested is encouraged to apply soon.

“I urge members of the community to participate in this academy to learn how police and fire respond to emergencies and what it takes to keep us all safe,” Mayor Jennifer Gregerson said. “This reflects the city’s continued commitment to build strong relationships and engage with the community we serve.”

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