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Kent Police Department offering public classes

Post by Joyce Chen on March 4, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
March 4, 2010 4:53 pm

The Kent Police Department is offering a weekly police academy class for civilians, starting late March.

The Wednesday classes on the daily operations of the police force will run from March 31 to May 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 24611 116th Ave. SE in Kent. An officer will be available for a question-and-answer session 30 minutes before the start of each class.

The 6-week series will cover topics such as officer recruitment and hiring, traffic enforcement, patrol functions, detectives and criminal investigations, SWAT, use-of-force policy, community education and the Neighborhood Response Team.  K-9 officers will demonstrate their dogs’ abilities.

The academy is open to any adult 18 years of age and older.  There is no cost for attending.

Applications and information are available online at For more details, call the Community Education Unit at (253) 856-5838.

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