Citizen Police Academy

What is the Citizen Police Academy?

The Redmond Citizen Police Academy is free training program designed to provide citizens first hand information about how the Redmond Police Department and justice system work. The intent is not to train citizens to be police officers, but to provide increased understanding of the services provided and the tasks faced on a daily basis. Read the Redmond Reporter's article on the Academy: Citizen's Police Academy offers glimpse into police department

Officer Smith and PSD Vader
         (Photo courtesy of Alyse Young/Redmond Reporter)

What topics are covered?

The Academy features informative, interactive, and entertaining instruction on a variety of topics ranging from patrol procedures, traffic enforcement, hostage negotiations, SWAT, K9, accident investigation, child abuse investigation, crime prevention, and emergency preparedness.

When is the next Academy?

The 2013 Citizen Police Academy will be held at the Public Safety Building (8701 160th Ave NE). The Academy begins Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and takes place for a total of 10 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Who can apply?

Priority is given to those who work or live within the City limits of Redmond. You can download the Citizen Police Academy application and submit via mail (8701 160th Ave NE) or email mdowd@redmond.gov. Deadline is February 28th.

2012 Citizen Police Academy Alumni

Sue Anderson, Doug Burbridge, Lisa Collier, Brian Dennis, Karin Duval, Marie Emerson, Scott Emry, Gena Engberg, Nicolette Hancock, David Kemp, Leonard Larson, Travis Lively, Hank Myers, Debbie Newman, Janeen Olson, Don Pattee, Elizabeth Patterson, Vikentiy Pekarskiy, Mark Perrin, Caroline Peter-Haddad, Ryan Pimentel, Derk Teeters, Carla Wharf


Contact: Officer Michael Dowd, 425-556-2683, mdowd@redmond.gov