Citizen Police Academy

The Kent Police Department is pleased to offer the Kent community the opportunity to participate in the Citizen Police Academy. The Citizen Police Academy offers a chance for members of the Kent area to see first hand what police officers do and experience. In addition, it offers attendees an opportunity to make a unique connection with the Kent Police Department and its members.

The Citizen Police Academy involves eleven weekly classes. Each four hour class is held at the Kent Police Department. Attendees learn about criminal law, case law, court processes, parking and traffic enforcement, drunk and drugged driving enforcement, criminal investigations, use of force, crime prevention, and specialized police functions. Attendees will also be afforded the opportunity to experience officer "ride-alongs" and police equipment. This is a rare chance for area residents to see the difference between television and the reality of police work.

The next class dates are February 23 thru May 11, 2017.

CPA Graduation-Spring 2016
Members of the Spring 2016 CPA Class with Lt. Lewis at their graduation.

Applications, selection criteria, and further information may be downloaded below. Further inquiries may be directed to Lt. Mike Lewis at 330.673.3221.

If you are interested in applying to the Citizen Police Academy, download these files, fill them out and return them to the Kent Police Department. You must have Adobe® Reader to view these files.

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