Apply Now for the Kirkland Police Department 2011 Citizen's Academy

Get an Insider’s View of the Kirkland Police Department; Apply to Attend the 2011 Citizen’s Academy

A unique and exciting way to gain a better understanding of “the day in the life” of a KPD officer is to attend the Citizen’s Academy.  The Academy is taught by KPD officers and involves scenario based hands on application of topics you will learn. The 2011 Academy will be held March 2 through May 25.  Applications are being accepted through February 1 and can be requested from Neighborhood Resource Officer Jon Ishmael at 425-587-3451 or

Before you apply, please consider the following:

  • You will be expected to attend each class during the 13-week Academy.
  • Classes are typically held each Wednesday from 6-9 pm.
  • You must be 21 years or older, live or work in Kirkland, and have no prior convictions.
  • Application forms are required and will be reviewed by the KPD on a first come first service basis.

If selected, you will learn about:

  • The Police Application Process
  • Investigations
  • Special Response Team
  • Traffic Stops
  • The Court Process
  • Defensive Tactics
  • K9 Services
  • Firearms Training