The Kent Police Department is pleased to offer the Kent community the opportunity to participate in the Citizen Police Academy (CPA). The Citizen Police Academy offers a chance for members of the Kent area to see first hand what police officers do and experience. In addition, it offers attendees an opportunity to make a unique connection with the Kent Police Department and its members.
The Citizen Police Academy involves eleven weekly classes and a graduation night. Each four-hour class is held at the Kent Police Department. Attendees learn about:
Drunk and drugged driving enforcement
Parking and traffic enforcement
Specialized police functions
Use of force
Attendees will also be afforded the opportunity to experience officer "ride-alongs" and police equipment. This is a rare chance for area residents to see the difference between television and the reality of police work.
The next CPA Class dates will be February 20th through May 7th . Classes will take place Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Applications, selection criteria, and further information may be downloaded below. Further inquiries may be directed to Lieutenant Mike Lewis by email, or by phone at 330-673-3221.
If you are interested in applying to the Citizen Police Academy, download these files, fill them out and return them to the Kent Police Department. You must have Adobe® Reader to view these files.