Everett Junior Police Academy Heads To The Port Of Everett For Training On The Water

July 11, 2018

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Cadets in the Everett Junior Police Academy had class at the Port of Everett today.

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This year there are 28 students with instructors from Everett Police, SCSO and Marysville PD

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Students inside Marine 1

A group of students led by members of the Everett Police Marine Unit.

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All of the students had a chance to go out and see how the Marine Patrol operates.

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Students at this station work on teamwork and precision.

This group hears from members of the Everett Police Dive team.

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Here instructors from Everett and Marysville Police go over water safety and equipment.

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Students talk with SWAT officers and check out some of the equipment they use.

For more than a decade the Everett Police Department has held a Junior Police Academy for one week during the summer to give middle and high school students in the greater Everett area a hands-on look at police work.

The program has traditionally been held at Eisenhower Middle School in south Everett and that is again the location this year except for today when the 28 students and their instructors headed to the Port of Everett.

“Unlike many police departments, Everett has its own specialized Marine Unit and we wanted to make sure the students were exposed to the opportunities we have here,” said Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell. “We want to immerse them in a different view of what police officers do.”

There were five stations set up for the students including scuba diving, boating safety and on the water enforcement duties that included a trip out into Port Gardner Bay aboard an Everett Police Boat.

In addition to the three marine operations there was a station where students worked on close order drills and another where they got hands on with equipment used by the SWAT team.

The students rotated through the various stations getting a chance to become familiar with the five topics of the day.

The students are selected for the annual academy by school resource officers from Everett and Snohomish County.

Just like the regular police academy these students have physical fitness programs, field drills, classroom work and a lot of hands on training.

Tomorrow and Friday it is back to Eisenhower Middle School for additional skills training including crime scenes, building searches, interrogation and a visit from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter.

A formal graduation ceremony is set for Friday afternoon.

Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos from today.

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