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The Maple Valley Police, Covington Police and King County Sheriffs Department offer a Community Police Academy each Spring.  The departments have collaborated and designed a program to increase the understanding between community members and their police department through education.  It is our hope that by the completion of the Academy, graduates will have gained a better understanding of the law enforcement role in the criminal justice system, and an appreciation for the many challenges facing law enforcement in today's complex society.

The Academy is held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., starting March 29th through May 31st, at the Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley.  There is no cost for this great experience. 

Applicants must be 18 years old, live in King County and have no prior felony convictions. All applicants must pass a criminal history background check. 

For more information, please contact Robin Larsen at 425-413-5158.

A 2017 graduate shared, “I would recommend the Academy to ANYONE who is interested in learning more about how the various departments of law enforcement work to make our community a better place to live.  Not one of the instructors "phoned-in" their presentation - the dedication and expertise of each and every speaker was apparent. The course, as it is laid out now, is amazing - from the hands-on instruction to the field trips to the in-class presentations - ALL served very well to give the students an exceptionally immersive experience to the many facets of law enforcement.  I think this type of community education is important and should continue for years to come.  I thank you for the privilege of attending this excellent citizen's course.”

2017 - Citizens Police Adcademy - Group


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Related Links 

9-1-1 Community Academy (link to King County)


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