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Join the Kennewick Police Citizen Academy

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-  The Kennewick Police Department is looking for people in the community interested in being a part of the force.

The Citizen's Police Academy teaches people about the day-to-day operations, as well as behind the scenes investigations.

People will learn more about patrol and traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, evidence, crime prevention, SWAT, gangs, K-9, Youth Services and CHIPS volunteers.

It's also a stepping stone for 'Citizens Helping In Police Service' volunteers or becoming a police officer.

Seven year CHIPS volunteer, Ted Walters said, "I firmly believe that the sign you see in the cars that says Protect and Serve...well, we can't do it on the same level as an officer can, but we can help those who are protecting and serving. That's basically what our CHIPS organization does."

The classes start March 26th and open to anyone high school age and older.

The class meets Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 for 5 weeks.

The application deadline is March 19th.

For more information or to fill out an application.... click here