Register Now to Attend the Fall Session, Sept. 7 – Nov. 9

The Kent Police Department is now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Community Police Academy, hosted by the department. Applications are available online at

Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings for 10 weeks, beginning September 7 through November 9. Evening sessions are 7 to 9 PM. Classes will be held at the Kent Police and Fire Training Center at 24611 116th Ave. SE, Kent on Kent’s East Hill.

In addition, there will be two Saturday Sessions – October 1 and 22 – which include optional tours of the Kent Correctional Facility (Kent Jail) and Valley Communications Center (9-1-1 facility), along with presentations from Kent Police Department’s detective and evidence units. After participants have attended the first four classes, they are eligible for a ride-along with a Kent Police officer.

There is no cost to participate in the Community Police Academy. It is open to adults 18 or older that live, work or have an interest in the City of Kent and the Kent Police Department. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. For security reasons, all applications must pass a background check. People with a felony conviction or recent misdemeanor conviction are not eligible to participate.

The Community Police Academy is delivered in a series of classes that offer straightforward, candid information regarding daily and specialized operations of the Kent Police Department while defining the agency’s role in the Kent community. A wide range of law enforcement topics will be discussed including an overview of law enforcement, the recruiting and hiring of new employees, traffic enforcement, investigations, narcotics, gangs, community education, use of force, SWAT, stress and chaplaincy, and K-9.

Call John Pagel at 253-856-5884 or email him for additional information.


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