Join the Bainbridge Island Police Department for a free, hands-on learning experience at the Community Police Academy. The 12-week program gives people access to information on how the police department functions. The intent of the program isn’t to prepare people for a career in law enforcement, but simply to give folks a chance to see how public safety works and better understand the types of challenges officers face daily. Some of the topics covered include traffic enforcement, narcotics, investigations, criminal law, defensive tactics, and identity theft.
The Community Police Academy is offered once a year. Classes are held Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 and there is one Saturday session. The 2020 program runs from Feb. 5 to April 22. Students will get to visit the 911 dispatch center, the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office, and the Kitsap County Jail.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and class size is limited to 20 participants. You will be notified if you have been accepted as a student in the 2020 class by mid-January.
Click here to learn more about the program and apply online.
If you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact Ofc. Carla Sias at email@example.com.