Registration is open for the 11-week Community Police Academy

We received the following announcement yesterday via email.

 

SPD’s 2017 Spring 11-Week Community Police Academy

Learn firsthand about how the Seattle Police Department works!

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, February 10, 2017.

The session will begin on 03/16/17 and end on 05/25/17.

We will meet for 11 consecutive Thursday evenings.

Start Time: 5:30 p.m.

End Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: TBA
Cost: Free


Contact:
Maggie Olsen 206-684-8672
Sponsored by: Seattle Police Department

Website:  http://www.seattle.gov/police/community-policing/community-police-academy

Email: margaret.olsen@seattle.gov

 

 

Register now for the 11-week Community Police Academy!

We received the following announcement, registration information, and application form, late last week. Note that although the deadline is over a month away, this is a popular course and may fill up fast!

SPD 11-Week Community Police Academy – Fall Session Enrollment – Deadline Friday July 29th

The Seattle Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2016 fall SPD Community Police Academy (CPA).  The Academy will start on Thursday, September 8th and will meet once a week for eleven consecutive Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 9:30 pm, ending on Thursday, November 17th, 2016.   Participation is free.

The Community Police Academy is an eleven-week program designed to educate community members about the operations of the Seattle Police Department, while also giving the Department an opportunity to obtain valuable feedback from the community. The purpose of the Community Police Academy is to increase understanding between the Seattle Police Department and the community members of Seattle through education and interaction.

Community participants will become familiar with various facets of the Seattle Police Department and gain insight into law enforcement’s role in the criminal justice system and the daily work of police employees. With increased understanding, Seattle’s community and police can work together and achieve realistic solutions to neighborhood problems relating to crime, fear of crime, and neighborhood decay. It is hoped that increasing community awareness will respond to some of the myths and images of law enforcement and provide a realistic view of police procedures.

If you are interested in applying, please visit: http://www.cityofseattle.net/police/programs/policeacademy/default.htm.

When filling out this Eleven-Week CPA Application please include a copy of your Driver’s License.  Space is limited and applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis.  The application deadline is Friday, July 29, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Olsen at (206) 684-8672 or by e-mail margaret.olsen@seattle.gov.

Great meeting last Tuesday! Following up…

It was great to see so many of you at our first West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting of the new year!

For those who couldn’t be there, West Seattle Blog has published coverage here. Following is a quick recap of the announcements we made at the meeting.

  • Join us for a Community Conversation with Seattle Police Chief, Kathleen O’Toole. We are co-hosting this event along with the SW Precinct Advisory Council (SWPAC). This will be next Tuesday, February 3rd, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at the SW Precinct. Our earlier announcement has more details.
  • Registration is underway for the spring 11-week Community Police Academy that begins March 12, 2015. Classes are held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 6th. To apply go to: http://www.seattle.gov/police/programs/policeacademy/default.htm or call Maggie Olsen at 206-684-8672.
  • The FBI’s Citizen’s Academy for business, civic, community, and religious leaders is scheduled to start on April 23, 2015. The deadline for applications is February 2nd.  The FBI Academy will fill quickly; please submit your application at: https://forms.fbi.gov/citizens-academy-application-seattle. If selected, you will be notified by March 15th.
  • A reminder that the SW Precinct has engraving kits available to borrow. If you missed the rollout and demo of the engraving kits last September, you’ll find details here.

Lastly, here is a repost of our informational mini-flyer which we distribute at outreach events – it details our yearly meeting schedule, contact info, and how to find out whether there is a block watch group in your neighborhood.

WSBWCN mini-flyer

West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN) informational mini-flyer

Register now for the 11-week Community Police Academy

We received the following announcement and attachments today via email.

SPD’s Spring 2014  11-Week Community Police Academy

Learn firsthand about how the Seattle Police Department works! The deadline to submit your application is Friday, January 31, 2014.

We will meet for 11 consecutive Thursday evenings starting on Thursday, March 13, 2014 and ending on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Start Time: 5:30 p.m.
End Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Cost: Free

Community Police Academy Flyer 2014 (informational flyer in .pdf format)

Eleven-Week Community Police Academy Application (application form in .doc format)

Sponsored by: Seattle Police Department

Website: http://www.seattle.gov/police/programs/policeacademy

Contact: Maggie Olsen 206-684-8672
Email: margaret.olsen@seattle.gov

SPD one-day Community Police Academy – April 9, 2011

Here’s another invitation from SPD that has been especially extended to our group.

For those who have an interest in the Community Police Academy but can’t make the time commitment SPD has developed a one day academy, which is a hybrid of the regular 10-week sessions. The one day Academy provides a brief overview of a number of classes given during the regular sessions. We hope that you will also consider attending one of the 10-week sessions. 

Space is very limited for the One Day Academy. All applicants will be backgrounded. Be sure to sign your application and include a copy of your ID. Return your application by Wednesday, March 9th to Maggie Olsen.

Date: April 9, 2011

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: TBA

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Seattle Police Department

Contact: Maggie Olsen (206) 684-8672  or margaret.olsen@seattle.gov