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2019 Academy begins February 11, 2019

Applications must be submitted by February 4, 2019 

General Information

If you work or live in the City of Bonney Lake, you are invited to apply for the Bonney Lake Police Department Citizen's Academy! 

This is a popular and successful annual event, and citizens who attended attest to a much better understanding of their Police Department and the Criminal Justice System.  Plus, it’s a lot of fun!


Academy Mission
The Bonney Lake Police Department is dedicated to enhancing community partnerships by increasing our citizens understanding of the criminal justice system through education.  


What is a Citizen's Academy? 

The Citizen’s Academy is a free 7-week, two evenings per week classroom based course that includes hands on learning and mock scenes. Our goal is to facilitate a better understanding of the criminal justice system and local police services through education.

When is the Academy?

A time commitment of two evenings (Mondays & Wednesdays) per week for 7 weeks is required. Class begins February 11, 2019. Class hours are from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm. There will also be one Saturday scheduled for the mock scenes and emergency vehicle operations.

Are there any requirements? 

Applicants must be 18 years of age or a High School Senior, live and/or work in the City of Bonney Lake, have a valid driver’s license, and no criminal record. All applicants are subject to a criminal history and warrant check.

There is no fee to attend and class notebooks will be provided to participants.

Where is Citizen’s Academy held?  

Class is held at the Bonney Lake Public Safety Building, 18421 Veterans Memorial Drive E, in Bonney Lake, Pierce County, Washington.

What will I learn by attending the Citizen’s Academy?

The curriculum is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the operational dynamics of the Bonney Lake Police Department.  Classes include criminal law, police patrol procedures, crime prevention, DUI/traffic enforcement,  domestic violence, investigations and more.

Demonstrations by the Metro SWAT and K-9,  student participation in “mock scenes” and emergency  vehicle operations training add to the education and excitement.  The course is concluded with a graduation dinner and awards ceremony.



If you have any questions, contact the Police Officer responsible for the Citizen’s Academy or call the BLPD at (253) 863-2218. 

Register for the Citizen's Academy

To register please download, print, and turn in a Reservation Form; or you can fill in and submit the online web form below:

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Alternately, you can fill out the web form below and click 'submit' to send your registration to our staff.

Acknowledgement: By submitting the web form you are acknowledging that you understand that a criminal history and warrant check will be conducted on all applicants.

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