The Aberdeen, Hoquiam, and Cosmopolis Police Departments will be holding a second West County Citizen’s Academy soon.
In an announcement, the departments announced that the 2nd annual academy starting in January 2020.
The Citizen’s Academy is being offered at no expense to the attendees as a way to expose participants to an inside look at the local criminal justice system in Grays Harbor.
During the 12-week course, citizens will hear from law enforcement officers, dispatchers, prosecutors, judges and crime lab technicians, and visit the local E-911 dispatch center, see a police canine demonstration, and learn about firearm safety at a police training range.
Classes will start January 7th and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Harbor City Church, 1700 Cherry Street, Aberdeen. There will also be a number of Saturday classes held for attendees to participate in some hands-on law enforcement activities. The academy is approximately 12 weeks long.
Applicants to the Citizen’s Academy must be at least 18 years of age, have no significant criminal record, and be available to attend the overall Academy course schedule.
Applications are available at the Aberdeen, Hoquiam or Cosmopolis Police Department stations or available online at www.aberdeenwa.gov or www.cityofhoquiam.com. The class is limited to 30 students.
For specific questions about the Citizen’s Academy, please contact Aberdeen PD Lieutenant Dale Green at [email protected] or by phone at (360)538-4408.