The Kirkland Police Department is inviting residents of Kirkland to participate in the departments Citizens Academy. The academy will run every Wednesday night from 6pm to 9pm beginning September 26, 2012 until November 14, 2012. The Citizens Academy is an eight week program designed to give the residents of Kirkland a working knowledge of the Kirkland Police Department. The instruction is comprehensive and each week different areas of the department are covered to include: Patrol Officer Training, Investigations, K9, Special Response Team, Use of Force Issues and Firearms for example. Instruction consists of lectures, scenarios, demonstrations, and tours. There is plenty of “hands on” time for each student during many areas of instruction. The instructors are officers and other personnel from the Kirkland Police Department that will instruct in their areas of expertise. The deadline to apply is September 7, 2012.
For more Citizens Academy information, or to fill out an application, visit http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/PD.htm