Citizens Police Academy


Our January 2018 Citizen Academy is now full.

The Redmond Police Department’s annual Citizens Academy is a 12-week program, built to help familiarize the public with common police procedures, activities and investigative techniques. More than 25 Officers and department volunteers participate as instructors and role-players as they take the class through a behind-the-scenes look into a police department. Classes are held one night a week on Thursday's from 6:00-9:00pm.   Our next class will begin on Thursday, January 18,  2018 and graduation will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018.  

Sessions are interactive and participants will take part in a variety of demonstrations, presentations and field trips. Class members are also offered a ride-along with a patrol officer to see police work first-hand.

Classes may include:

  •  Patrol Procedures
  •  Mock Traffic Scenes
  •  Firearms and Use of Force Procedures
  •  Investigations (Crime Scene Processing)
  •  Traffic (Collision Investigation, DUI and DRE)
  •  Undercover Units
  •  SWAT
  •  K-9 Demonstration
  •  Communications
  •  Defensive Tactics and Handcuffing Procedures    

Participant Requirements:

Candidates must fill out an application and meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be at least 21 years of age
  2. No felony convictions
  3. Priority will be given to those citizens who live or work in the City of Redmond 

Due to limited space and the popularity of this class, participants must be able to commit to attending each week within the 12-week program. In order to receive a certificate of completion during graduation, you must attend at least 9 of the 12 classes.


For the safety of all instructors and participants, it is our policy that no weapons will be allowed in the classroom, police station, during field trips, or during your ride along with an officer. This includes (but not limited to): any knives, pepper spray or firearms (even if you have a concealed carry permit). We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
For questions, please contact or 425-556-2632.

Officer Smith and PSD Vader   (Photo courtesy of Alyse Young/Redmond Reporter)