Police Citizens Academy

The West Richland Police Department is committed to providing high-quality service to the community. One service we provide is a citizens academy, which is a program designed to provide participants a working knowledge of the West Richland Police Department. The academy provides first-hand knowledge and front-line experiences. The Citizens Academy provides professional instruction in multiple disciplines. Graduates of the Citizens Academy may be trained to assist the Police Department with incidents, including but not limited to, parades, traffic control, and community events.

Topics that are typically covered in the Citizens Academy include:

  • Crime scenes
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC)
  • Firearms
  • Gang Intelligence
  • Investigations - Interrogation and Interviewing
  • K9
  • Law Enforcement Technology
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Police Interviews and the selection process
  • Traffic Control - Collisions
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Use of Force

Attendees must be at least 18 years of age and live or work in the City of West Richland. For more information on how to register and become part of our team, contact the West Richland Police Department at 509-967-3425.