Community Police Academy

The Community Police Academy is designed to increase understanding between residents and their police departments through public education. The program is free for anyone over 18 years old who lives or works in Burien or SeaTac with no prior felony convictions. All applicants must pass a criminal history background check.

The Academy spans nine weeks, and participants learn about a wide range of topics, including:

  • History of the department
  • Hiring and recruitment
  • Early intervention and crime prevention
  • Overview of major crimes, street crimes, and gangs
  • Patrol procedures
  • Use of force
  • K-9 unit
  • Major accident response and reconstruction
  • Firearms training and bomb disposal
  • Overview of police explorer program

2024 Community Police Academy

Classes are held on Thursday nights from 6–9 p.m. The academy runs from March 14 to May 9, 2024.


To apply, please fill out an application and email it to [email protected].

The application deadline is February 29, 2024.

Questions? Contact CSO Michiko Wilson at [email protected].


Michiko Wilson, CSO

Burien Police Department

14905 6th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
Ph: (206) 255-5528

Updated January 25, 2024