The Kirkland Police Department is inviting Kirkland residents to participate in the Citizens Academy, which will run every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., from Sept. 30, through Nov. 18, 2015. The deadline to apply is Sept. 18, 2015.
The Citizens Academy is an eight-week program designed to give residents a working knowledge of the Kirkland Police Department. The comprehensive instruction focuses on a specific topic each week, such as patrol officer training, investigations, K9, Special Response Team, use of force issues and firearms.
The instruction consists of lectures, scenarios, hands-on learning, demonstrations and tours. They will be led by officers and other personnel from the Kirkland Police Department.