The Community Academy is a 12-week program for Bellevue residents and those who work in Bellevue to become acquainted with how their police department operates. On completion of the academy, graduates will have gained a better understanding of the law enforcement role in the criminal justice system and an appreciation for the many challenges facing law enforcement in today's complex society.
The Community Academy is primarily a classroom-based, with hands-on lessons about law enforcement about patrol procedures, firearms, 911 communications, narcotics, K-9, major crimes investigations, major accident investigations, defensive tactics, and hostage negotiations.
We are now accepting applications for the spring 2020 Community Academy. This is a 12-week course held every Thursday evening beginning March 5, 2020, and ending May 21, 2020.