EVERETT, WA – After a 20-year break, applications are being accepted for the Everett Community Police Academy.
The Everett Police Department is accepting applications for the first Everett Community Police Academy program in over 20-years. Over the next month, anyone interested in a unique interactive learning experience can apply to be part of the Academy to learn about the department’s mission, values, and operations. The 10-week program gives participants, who live, work or go to school in Everett, the opportunity to engage and gain a deeper understanding of what, why, and how Everett Police works toward enhancing local quality of life and reducing crime.
“Community members continually ask for an opportunity to learn more about their police department and how local government works so they can effectively engage in the civic process,” said Sergeant Brett Yeadon. “We’ve worked hard to put together an Academy that realistically represents our department and provides a behind-the-scene look at how and why.”
Classes will be held on Thursday’s from 6-9 p.m. starting on Thursday, April 9 and running through Thursday, June 11. Anyone is encouraged to apply, especially those who are not currently involved, but have a desire to participate actively in our community. Participants must be 21 years-old or older and commit to attending at least 8 of the 10 sessions. Due to the nature of the Academy, selection will be limited to 20 people with a preference to those who live, work or go to school in the City of Everett. All selected participants will need to successfully pass a WA State Patrol background check.
During this interactive course, participants will be introduced to the basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs, including patrol tactics, criminal and narcotics investigations, use of force, Community Outreach, DUI procedures, domestic violence, SWAT operations, gang and youth services, and more.
For details and a course application, visit everettwa.gov/PoliceAcademy. Applications are encouraged to be submitted online but may be printed and returned via mail. All applications are due Friday, March 9, 2020.
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