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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Citizens Police Academy

Kent PD Citizens Police Academy 2020!

The Kent Police Department will be launching its 10th Citizens Police Academy this spring.  The Citizens Police Academy offers an opportunity for members of the Kent area to see first hand what police officers do and experience.  In addition, the Citizens Police Academy offers attendees an opportunity to make a unique connection with the Kent Police Department and its members.

The Citizens Police Academy will consist of 12 weekly classes, and the first class will be held on Thursday February 20, 2020.  Subsequent classes will be held each Thursday, and the graduation will be on May 7, 2020.  Each 4-hour class will be held at the Kent Police Department.  Attendees will learn about criminal law, case law, court processes, parking and traffic enforcement, drunk driving enforcement, criminal investigations, police use of force, drugs, crime prevention, and specialized police functions.  Attendees will also experience a “ride-along” on shift with a police officer and police equipment. This is a rare opportunity for area residents to see the difference between television and the reality of police work.

Applications, selection criteria, and further information are available on the Kent Police Department website at  Any inquiries may also be directed to Lt. Mike Lewis at (330) 673-3221 or

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