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 youth about the roles of the police and the requirements of becoming a police officer.

The Teen Police Academy offers a one-week course, free of charge, to teens aged 14 to 17.

Dates and Location 

July 15–19, 2024 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

SeaTac City Hall (4800 S 188th St, SeaTac, WA)

Learning Topics

Participants will learn about:

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

Participants must bring their own lunch. 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 28, 2024 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 SeaTac City Hall.


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

Updated April 23, 2024