Deadline Friday to apply for Bainbridge police’s Citizens’ Academy

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Friday is the last day for interested residents to submit applications to participate in the Bainbridge Island Police Department’s Citizens’ Academy, which starts Feb. 25 and runs through April 29.

The free 10-week academy will provide people with information about the functions of the department, ranging from traffic enforcement, criminal law and narcotics, as well as defensive tactics and investigations.

Classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday nights with two optional Saturday sessions. The first class will be held at the police station, located at 625 Winslow Way E. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old, can make a 10-week commitment and willing to undergo a criminal background check.

Applications for the Citizens’ Academy are available on the Bainbridge Island city’s website or from the police department. Class size will be limited to the first 20 participants.

For more information, call the Bainbridge Police Department at (206) 842-5211.

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