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Lynnwood Police Citizens Academy 2015 Graduates


Mayor Nicola Smith and Deputy Chief Bryan Stanifer stand alongside the 2015 Lynnwood Police Citizens Academy graduates as they pose for a photo in the Lynnwood Municipal Court.

The Lynnwood Police Department just finished its 24th Citizens Academy with more than 42 graduates. The annual 13-week free course familiarizes citizens with common police procedures, activities and investigative techniques. Although this course will not make police officers out of the public, those who attend learn a great deal about all phases of law enforcement.

A total of 21of these participants have continued on through the interview process to become volunteers of the LPD Citizens Patrol, VIPS (Volunteers in Public Safety), and the Explorers Post.

To learn more about or sign up for the 2016 Citizens Academy which starts in January 2016, contact the Lynnwood Police Crime Prevention Office, 425-670-5635 or lwellington@lynnwoodwa.gov.

Lisa Wellington, Crime Prevention Specialist