Kirkland citizens will have the chance to get an inside look at how the Kirkland Police Department operates as part of the Community Academy program.
The academy is an eight-week program structured around educating participants on various aspects of the police department. Topics include DUI enforcement, traffic enforcement, investigations, use of force and patrol officer training.
In-class lectures are combined with hands-on lessons. Some of the featured lessons will have participants visiting a mock crime scene and touring police facilities.
Starting on Sept. 18 and running until Nov. 6, the program is free to attend and apply for. Only 20 participants will be selected as part of the program. Applicants must be 21 or older, live or work in Kirkland and have no prior felony convictions. Applications are due to the city by Aug. 30.
Applications are available on the city’s website and searching “community academy.”