Community Police Academy

The next Community Police Academy is being planned for 2021.  The online format is being developed and we'll announce the dates and details over the coming weeks.

The Redmond Police Department’s Community Police 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 Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Sessions are interactive and participants will take part in a variety of demonstrations, presentations and some hands on opportunities. 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:

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.

Candidates must fill out an application and meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • Priority will be given to those who live or work in the City of Redmond.


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 email Crime Prevention or call 425-556-2629 or 425-556-2662.