On November 10, 2016, at 6:30pm, seventeen (17) local residents will graduate from the twelfth session of the Mukilteo Citizens’ Police Academy. The graduation will be held at Mukilteo City Hall, located at 11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo, WA 98275. The participants will receive their certificates of completion from Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and enjoy food, fun, and family for the evening.
The 8 week program was primarily held at the Rosehill Community Center but also included visits to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office and the SNOCOM Communications Center. Participants had an opportunity to become familiar with multiple aspects of law enforcement duties and police work. Class presentations included history of policing, patrol and traffic investigation, DUI law, defensive tactics, crime scene investigations and forensic science, police equipment and firearms demonstration, and a special K-9 demonstration.
Mayor Gregerson said, “This exciting course provided much insight not only into the Mukilteo Police Department but also into the world of law enforcement. They were able to see the great work that the men and women of the Mukilteo Police Department do every day. I’m pleased that community members have this opportunity.”
The participants were able to ride-a-long with an officer from the Patrol Division to experience law enforcement work outside the classroom. Many of the participants developed a broad appreciation for the law enforcement profession and were eager to sign-up as a police volunteer.
The next Citizens’ Academy session is scheduled for September 21, 2017. Applications are available on the City of Mukilteo website (www.mukilteowa.gov). You can also e-mail the Crime Prevention officer at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the Mukilteo Police Department at 425-263-8100.
Seating in the class will be limited so anyone interested is encouraged to apply early!!!