City-Hosted Law Enforcement Training
The application period for the spring 2016 community academy is now closed. The next community academy will be held in the fall, check back on this page for updates.
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 Citizens' Academy is a primarily classroom based, and the lessons provide hands on learning about law enforcement. A few of the courses covered 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 which will be every Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. starting March 3 and ending May 19. Most classes will be held at the Bellevue Police Department and the academy is free of charge. If you're interested in attending, visit any of our community substations or city hall to apply, or APPLY ONLINE