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 who lives or works in Burien or SeaTac.

The Academy spans 12 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
  • School Resource Officers (SROs)
  • Major accident response and reconstruction
  • Firearms training and bomb disposal
  • Tours of communications center and SCORE jail
  • Overview of police explorer program, volunteer opportunities, and reserves

Classes are held on Wednesday nights from 6–9 p.m. To apply, please fill out an application online or send it to:

Sana Wight, CSO 
Community Police Academy
4800 S. 188 St
SeaTac, WA 98188

The next Academy runs March 4–May 20, 2020. View the flyer for more detail.

To find out more, call or email CSO Sana Wight or CSO Michiko Wilson.


Michiko Wilson, CSO

Burien Police Department

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

Sana Wight, CSO

SeaTac Police Department

4800 S 188th St
SeaTac, WA 98188
Ph: (206) 973-4915