The Lynnwood Police Department will be offering a 14-week Citizens Academy this upcoming January, which is a unique learning experience conducted by the police department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the mission and operations of the police department. During this interactive course participants will be introduced to the basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs, including such topics as patrol tactics, criminal and narcotics investigations, use of force, communications, DUI procedures, and domestic violence to name just a few.
This is a great opportunity for those interested in the fascinating field of criminal justice, current trends in criminal activity, personal safety, crime prevention, and volunteering with our agency.
The course is from 7 to 10 p.m. every Thursday starting on January 5, 2017 at the Lynnwood Police Department, 19321 44th Ave. W in Lynnwood.
Photo: Officer Kelsey discusses crime scene investigations with 2015 class participants.
CLASS ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:
- Ride along with a Patrol Officer during a shift
- Get the inside scoop on the work of Patrol and Traffic Officers
- Empower yourself with Crime Prevention strategies
- Watch a fascinating K-9 Demonstration
- Expand your knowledge of Narcotics trends
- Explore a full spectrum of Volunteer Programs
- Investigate a mock crime scene with an Introduction to Investigations
- Try your hand at lifting finger prints in our Crime Scene Lab
- Visit the Detention Center
- Learn about your regional SWAT Team
- Get a better understanding of Officer Safety and Use of Force
This class is FREE. Light refreshments are served each evening. Space is limited, so early enrollment is strongly encouraged.
A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SEATING WILL BE AWARDED TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR APPLICANTS.
An application form is located online at: www.LynnwoodWA.gov/CitizensAcademy
If you have questions contact the Crime Prevention Office at 425-670-5635
Lisa Wellington, Crime Prevention Specialist