Citizens Police Academy Accepting Applications Until Spots Are Filled

Registration for the popular Citizen’s Police Academy is now opened until filled.  The King County Sheriff’s Office and the cities of Maple Valley and Covington are working cooperatively to help citizens gain a better understanding of police operations through education and interaction with law enforcement officers.  The Citizen’s Police Academy classes will be held every Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. starting April 13through June 15.

Graduates of the Citizen’s Academy have historically gained a better understanding of the law enforcement role in the criminal justice system, and an appreciation for the many challenges facing law enforcement in today’s complex society.   

The Citizens’ Academy is primarily classroom based, and the lessons provide hands on learning about law enforcement. A few of the courses covered include Patrol Procedures, Firearms, 911 Communications, Narcotics, K-9, Major Crimes Investigations, and Major Accident Investigations.

The three police agencies share in operation and funding of the academy as a vital way to connect with community members.  The agencies will also attempt to balance enrollment among the citizens of Maple Valley, Covington, and unincorporated King County. 

The class size is limited for this FREE class.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and are subject to a background check prior to acceptance.  

Applications can be found on the Maple Valley Police Facebook page, our website at: or at the following locations;

Maple Valley Police Department
22017 SE Wax Rd, Suite   #100
Maple Valley, WA 98038

King County Sheriff’s Office/Precinct 3
22300 SE 231st Street
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Covington Police Department
16720 SE 271st   Ave., Suite #100
Covington, WA 98042

For more information, please contact Robin Larsen at 425-413-5158.