Teen Police Academy

The SeaTac Police Department and the Burien Police Department, in partnership with the King County Sheriff’s Office, are working to educate the youth of today about the roles of the police, and the requirements of becoming a police officer.

The 2023 Teen Police Academy offers a one-week course, free of charge, to all teens ages 14–17.

Dates and Times 

July 17–21, 2023 noon–4 p.m.

Burien Police Department (14905 6th Ave SW, Burien)

Learning Topics

Participants will learn about:

  • Patrol procedures
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • K9 unit
  • 911 operations
  • and much more!

Transportation is provided for all field trips.

How to Apply

Download and complete an application. Application needs to be emailed, mailed, or dropped off by June 30, 2023 at either the SeaTac or Burien Police Departments to the corresponding community service officer listed on the application.

Participant qualifications include:

  • 14-17 years of age and lives in or attends a school in Burien or SeaTac.
  • No criminal history.
  • In good standing with school and the community.
  • Must attend all five days.
  • Must have own transportation to and from Burien Police Department.


Please contact Burien Police Department Community Service Officer Michiko Wilson at [email protected].

Updated June 6, 2023