• Police 'Community Academy' accepting applications

    Published February 25 2013

    The Police Department is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for the spring Community Academy.

    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 academy is primarily classroom-based, and the lessons provide hands-on learning about law enforcement. Topics include patrol procedures, firearms, 911 communications, narcotics, K-9, major crimes investigations, major accident investigations, defensive tactics and hostage negotiations.

    To participate, you must be willing to commit to attend the three-hour sessions every Thursday, 7-10 p.m., April 4 to June 20. Most classes will be at the Police Department, and are entirely free. Please download, complete and return the application. You will be notified if your application is accepted.