Bellevue Police Department to Open Operations for Community Academy

The 12-week program is designed to acquaint residents with how the Bellevue Police Department operates.

Bellevue residents can learn how the Bellevue Police Department makes arrests, investigates crimes, operates a K-9 unit and other aspects of policing, through a 12-week Community Academy, held Thursday evenings April 4 to June 20. The Community Academy is free.

The Bellevue Police Department submitted the following information about the community academy:

Bellevue, WA - The Bellevue Police Department is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2013 Spring Community Academy. The Community Academy is a twelve-week program for Bellevue residents and those who work in Bellevue to become acquainted with how their police department operates.

On completion of the academy, graduates will have gained a better understanding of the law enforcement role in the criminal justice system, and an appreciation for the many challenges facing law enforcement in today’s complex society.

The Citizens’ Academy is a primarily classroom based, and the lessons provide hands on learning about law enforcement. A few of the courses covered include Patrol Procedures, Firearms, 911 Communications, Narcotics, K-9, Major Crimes Investigations, Major Accident Investigations, Defensive Tactics, and Hostage Negotiations.

To participate, you must be willing to commit to attend the three-hour sessions which will be every Thursday night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 p.m. starting April 4th and ending on June 20th.

Most classes will be held at the Bellevue Police Department and are entirely free of charge. Please complete and return the attached application. You will be notified if your application is accepted.

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