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Community Police Academy  

What is the Community Police Academy?

It’s a 12-session program providing Tukwila residents and merchants with first-hand information about the operations of Tukwila’s Police Department. This program is designed to strengthen working relationships vital to problem solving and quality-of-life issues in our community. There is NO COST to attend this class.

Who Can Attend?

Applicants must be at least 16 years old, live or work in Tukwila, and have no felony convictions or outstanding warrants. All applicants are subject to a background check. A valid driver’s license is required to participate in the emergency vehicle driving exercise. Class size is limited, and only those who pre-register will be permitted to attend. If you will be under 18 years of age at the beginning of the Academy, please call Chris Partman at 206-431-2197.

What Will You Learn?

Police officers and other experts teach the session in their particular area of specialty. Topics include:

  • Criminal and civil law
  • Investigative procedures
  • Patrol procedures
  • Narcotics enforcement
  • 9-1-1 communications
  • Adult and juvenile courts
  • SWAT
  • Emergency vehicle operations
  • Firearms training

– and more!

Several hands-on sessions are planned so that participants have the opportunity to see first-hand what officers are exposed to on a daily basis.

When is the Academy?

Beginning February 23, 2016, the Academy classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30pm. Graduation will be on Tuesday, May 10. There will be one Saturday class (firearms and driving exercises) on a date to be determined and posted closer to the start of class.

Where Will the Classes Take Place?

Classes will be held at the Tukwila Community Center, located at 12424 – 42nd Avenue South in Tukwila.


For further information please contact Chris Partman, Community Policing Coordinator, 206-431-2197 or chris.partman@tukwilawa.gov.


Contact Information:

Tukwila Police Department
6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Business Calls: 206 433-1808
Anonymous Tips: 206 431-3689
Fax: 206 244-6181
Emergencies: Dial 911

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