Lynnwood police offer Citizens Academy course

LYNNWOOD — The Lynnwood Police Department is offering a course designed to introduce people to the field of criminal justice. People have until Dec. 13 to register for the free, 13-week Citizens Academy that begins in January,

Course highlights may include a ride-along with a patrol officer, investigating a mock homicide scene, learning how to lift fingerprints, observing police dog teams and a jailhouse dinner.

During the interactive course, the police department will introduce participants to information all officers must know to perform their duties, such as patrol tactics, criminal and narcotics investigations, use of force, DUI procedures, and responding to domestic violence calls.

The course takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. every Thursday starting Jan. 9 at the Lynnwood Police Department.

An application form is located online at:

Those interested may also pick up an application from the department’s front desk from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 19321 44th Ave. W.

For more information call 425-670-5635.

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