About the Academy
Chief of Police invites you to register for the Citizens Academy, a free 12-week session sponsored by the Beaverton Police Department designed to give area residents first-hand information about how their police department works in an academy setting. The goal of the program is to partner citizens and police to fight crime together.
Classes are held on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Please check the Police Department Event Calendar
for the next Citizen's Academy.
How to Apply
To take part in the academy, please complete a Citizen Academy Application
. Completed forms may be mailed or faxed to the:
Beaverton Police Department
Community Resource Team
PO Box 4755
Beaverton, OR 97076-4755
Fax: (503) 526-2484
The instructors are officers and personnel from the Department who teach in their areas of expertise. Each has years of training and street experience. Topics that will be covered include:
- 9-1-1 and problem oriented policing
- Community policing
- Crime potential reduction
- Criminal investigations
- Deadly force and the judicial system
- K-9 Program
- Officer survival
- Patrol functions
- Peer Court
- Records Division
- Recruiting and hiring
- Street gangs
- Tactical Negotiations Team
- Traffic enforcement
- Volunteer Program
Optional activities include a hands-on demonstration of simulated attacks, a tour of the Washington County Jail and the 9-1-1 dispatch center, and a chance to ride in a patrol car for one shift.
For more information, please contact Officer Sean Todd
, one of the Police Department's community resource officers, at (503) 526-2516.