Citizen Police Academy

Accepting Applications

The Anacortes Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2017 Citizen Police Academy. The Academy is a five week, eleven session program open to adult members of our community who are interested in learning about the Anacortes Police Department and police work in general. The classes will take place in early 2017.

Academy Format

The Academy is taught in lecture format with several chances for "hands on" learning. This includes a session of mock scenes in which the participants have the opportunity to apply what they have learned and to play the role of Police Officer in some staged events.

Each class is taught by an Officer or Instructor who has in-depth knowledge on the subject matter. This also allows attendees to meet a number of the Officers within the Anacortes Police Department as well as other experts from local and surrounding agencies.


Sessions will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with one additional Saturday session. Attendees are expected to attend every session.


If you have any questions, please contact CSO Karl Wolfswinkel.