Citizens Police Academy
Citizens Academy 2015

The Redmond Police Department’s annual Citizens Academy will start on January 12th, 2017. This 12-week program helps familiarize the public with common police procedures, activities and investigative techniques. More than 25 Officers and department Volunteers participate as instructors, and role-players resulting in positive feedback for the Department, the City, and law enforcement in general. Classes will be held every Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm in the Public Safety Training Room. There is no charge for this class. Space is limited, so register early! Registration will close at 5pm on January 2nd, 2017.

Sessions are interactive and participants will take part in a variety of demonstrations, presentations and field trips. Class members are also offered a ride-along with a patrol officer to see police work first-hand.

Classes may include:

  •  Patrol Procedures
  •  Mock Traffic Scenes
  •  Firearms and Use of Force Procedures
  •  Investigations (Crime Scene Processing)
  •  Traffic (Collision Investigation, DUI and DRE)
  •  Undercover Units
  •  SWAT
  •  K-9 Demonstration
  •  Communications
  •  Defensive Tactics and Handcuffing Procedures
  •  Field Trip to Medical Examiner Office 

Participant Requirements:

Candidates must fill out an application and meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be at least 21 years of age
  2. No felony convictions
  3. Priority will be given to those citizens who live or work in the City of Redmond 

Due to limited space and the popularity of this class, participants must be able to commit to attending each week within the 12-week program. In order to receive a certificate of completion during graduation, you must attend at least 9 of the 12 classes.


For the safety of all instructors and participants, it is our policy that no weapons will be allowed in the classroom, police station, during field trips, or during your ride along with an officer. This includes (but not limited to): any knives, pepper spray or firearms (even if you have a concealed carry permit). We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.


Submit applications to:

Redmond Police Department
Attn: Nicole Rogers
8701 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98073

For questions, please contact or 425-556-2632.

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