Applications Open For Community Police Academy In Everett Washington

February 10, 2023

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Last Summer the Police Department in Everett, Washington brought back the Community Police Academy after a 20 year hiatus. It was a success and Everett Police yesterday announced that applications are underway for another class this Spring. Here is what you need to know.

20 citizens will be accepted into the class. Click for more information.

The Everett Police Department (EPD) is opening the application process for the 2023 Community Police Academy spring session and is encouraging community members to consider applying!

EPD wrapped up its first Community Police Academy in over 20 years in November 2022 and it was a resounding success.

Now is your chance to get engaged. Over the next month, anyone who lives, works, or plays in Everett that is interested in a unique, interactive learning experience can apply to be part of the Academy.   During this interactive course, participants learn about the department’s mission, values, and operations. The 10-week program introduces participants to the basic information all police officers must know to perform their jobs, including:  patrol tactics, criminal and narcotics investigations, use of force, community outreach, DUI procedures, domestic violence laws, SWAT operations, gang and youth services and more.

“Community members continually ask for an opportunity to learn more about their police department and how local government works, so they can effectively engage in the civic process,” said Lieutenant Brett Yeadon. “We’ve worked hard to put together an Academy that realistically represents our department and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how and why.”

Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. starting on Thursday, April 6th, and will continue through Thursday, June 8th.  Everett residents from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, especially those who are not currently involved, but have a desire to participate actively in our community. Participants must be 21 years-old or older and commit to attending all 10 sessions to graduate.  All selected participants will need to successfully pass a WA State Patrol background check.

For details and a course application, click here: or visit Everett Community Police Academy | Everett, WA – Official Website ( Applications are encouraged to be submitted online but may be printed and returned via mail. All applications are due Wednesday, March 8th, 2023.


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