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City of Puyallup

Citizens' Academy

The Citizens Academy is currently in session March 2, 2016 through May 18, 2016.  The Citizens' Academy graduation will be held on May 25th. Watch for more information on the 2017 Citizens Academy (dates to be determined). 

For more information on the Citizens' Academy contact Lisa Isaacs, Crime Prevention Coordinator at
(253) 841-5531 or via email.

*Click here to download the Citizens Academy Brochure and Application.

**Click here to download the Puyallup Police Dept Ride Along Application form.


Citizens’ Academy is a program designed to provide interested citizens, who either reside or work in the City of Puyallup, an opportunity to learn firsthand about the Puyallup Police Department. The purpose of the Citizens’ Academy is to increase the understanding between the department and the citizens of Puyallup through education to familiarize them with the various facets of the Puyallup Police Department and its role in the Criminal Justice system. Citizens will learn through a variety of classroom presentations as well as experience an opportunity to ‘ride along’ with an officer during their patrol, have several field trips to the firing range, 9-1-1 center, Courts and visit the City jail.


For more information on the Citizens' Academy contact Lisa Isaacs, Crime Prevention Coordinator at (253) 841-5531 or via email


NOTE: This is NOT a Training Academy for police officers, although some graduates have gone on to a career in Law Enforcement. Those interested in becoming an officer, should contact the City of Puyallup Human Resources Department