Pullman Police Department opens applications for citizen academy

Program organized to give comprehensive overview of department, runs every Thursday for 11 weeks starting Feb. 3



The ABLE program was launched in 2021 by Georgetown’s Innovative Policing Program in partnership with the Sheppard Mullin Law firm

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter

Pullman Police Department has opened applications for the spring Police Citizen Academy. 

The academy will run every Thursday for 11 weeks starting Feb. 3 and ending April 14. Sessions are scheduled from 6:30-9 p.m., according to the Pullman PD website

The academy is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the Pullman Police Department. The weekly sessions allow participants to experience a variety of different presentations including firearms practical and facility tours, according to the website. 

Other information covered in the sessions includes lessons on SWAT, active shooters, criminal procedure, criminal law and many others. 

Applications can be found on the Pullman PD website and must be submitted by Jan. 14. Applicants must be over 18 or over 16 with parent or guardian consent to participate, and they must agree to attend at least 75 percent of the sessions, according to the website. 

Applicants must have no felony charges and agree to a background check, according to the website. Applicants may be denied based on information provided from the background check.