333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 - 253-841-4321

City of Puyallup

Citizens' Academy

Citizens' Academy

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.

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


*Now Accepting Applications*

Spring 2014 Citizens Academy


We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Citizens Academy which will begin tentatively in March 2014 and run 13 weeks (exact dates to be determined). For more information about the Puyallup Police Department 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 Department Ride Along Application form.

*Both the Citizens Academy Application and Ride Along Application must be submitted to be considered for participation in the Citizens Academy. A copy of your driver's license is required. Applicants are subject to a background check.*