Kirkland residents invited to apply to Police Department Citizens Academy

A Kirkland resident uses night vision during a previous Citizens Academy. - Contributed photo/city of Kirkland
A Kirkland resident uses night vision during a previous Citizens Academy.
— image credit: Contributed photo/city of Kirkland

The Kirkland Police Department is inviting residents of Kirkland to participate in this year's Citizens Academy. The Academy will run from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday night beginning Sept. 30 until Nov. 18 and is designed to give Kirkland residents a working knowledge of the Kirkland Police Department.

The instruction is comprehensive and covers Investigations, K-9, Special Response Team, firearms and Taser.
Instruction consists of lectures, scenarios, demonstrations and tours and "hands on" learning in many areas of instruction.
The instructors are officers and other personnel from the Kirkland Police Department who will instruct in their areas of expertise.
The deadline to apply is Sept. 18 and only 20 spots in the class are available.
For more Citizens Academy information and to download and print an application, visit

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