Edmonds Police Department to host 2nd Community Police Academy starting March 2

Instruction during the 2022 academy. (Photo courtesy Edmonds Police Department)

The Edmonds Police Department is sponsoring its second Community Police Academy class beginning in March.

The academy is a free, nine-week program that will provide community members insight into police procedures, tactics and operations. It is open to Edmonds residents who are 18 years and older. Sessions will be held at the Edmonds Police Department every Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m., starting March 2 and running through April 27.

EPD Community Engagement Coordinator Tabatha Shoemake will host the sessions. “We had a fantastic reboot of this important program in the fall and gained a lot of great feedback from the community members who attended,”she said. “We hope to get applicants from all over our great city for this next session.”.

Guest instructors will present and host discussions on topics such as:

  • Patrol operations
  • Crisis negotiations and deescalation
  • 911 communications
  • Detective level investigations
  • K-9 unit demonstration
  • Traffic education and enforcement
  • Problem-solving emphasis team
  • Defensive tactics and officer wellness
  • Police records and public disclosure

Register at Edmonds PD Community Academy. For more information, contact Tabatha Shoemake at tabatha.shoemake@edmondswa.gov.

  1. This is a terrific program. Alison and I were in the first class last year, and it was very well done. Full of excellent presentations by EPD stars. I’m glad they’re doing it again. Totally worthwhile for anyone with an interest in public safety, or who just cares about the well-being of Edmonds.

  2. I, too, was part of the class last spring. It was so informative. Police do so much more than the layman is aware of. And the EPD does a lot more than standard police agencies through accreditation. I HIGHLY recommend taking this informative course. You’ll be more informed by doing so.

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