Citizen Police Academy

Due to the low number of applications, the Winter 2013 Citizen Police Academy classes have been canceled.

The Citizens Academy is a 10-week program designed to help Bellingham residents increase their understanding of how the Police Department works within the community. The participants in the Citizens Academy have the opportunity to meet and learn about the men and women who are protecting their community. They are also given insight into the daily decisions the officers must make and the reasons behind those decisions.​

Watch for an announcement for a future Citizen Police Academy opportunities.

For more information contact Crime Prevention Officer J. Courtney at (360) 778-8657 or email at