Citizen Academy

On behalf of Pullman PD and the Pullman Police Advisory Committee, we are pleased to invite
members of the public to attend the Pullman Police Citizen Academy!

This 11-week program will provide a comprehensive overview of the Pullman Police Department,
including presentations by subject matter experts, practical exercises, and facility tours. 

Apply today!
The next Pullman PD Citizen Academy is expected to be held Spring 2023.
Please watch for details! 

Application Requirements
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age (those under 18 require parent/guardian consent); and must live, work, own property, or have some other affiliation with the City of Pullman.

Applicants must have NO felony convictions, and no recent misdemeanor convictions.

Applicants must consent to a background check, and may be denied acceptance based on the findings of this check, or any other lawful reasons, which may not be disclosed to the applicant. 

This program is a significant time commitment, and enrollment is limited. Applicants must commit to attendance of at least 75% of scheduled sessions. 

Apply today!
Session Schedule
Weekly academy sessions will be held from 6:30pm - 9:00pm on the following dates:
Session 1:  February 3, 2022
Session 2: February 10, 2022
Session 3: February 17, 2022
Session 4: February 24, 2022
Session 5: March 2, 2022 (Wednesday)
Session 6: March 10, 2022
Session 7: March 17, 2022
 Session 8: March 24, 2022
Session 9:  March 31, 2022
Session 10: April 7, 2022
Session 11 April 14, 2022
Participants will be invited to tour the Whitcom Regional Dispatch Center in March, with exact scheduling to be determined.

In addition, a Firearms Practical will be held: 
April 2, 2022:   9:30am - 12:00pm

Academy Curriculum
Citizen Academy curriculum will include: 
  • Introduction & Overview
  • Facility Tours
  • Pullman PD Administration
  • Support Services Division
  • Operations Division
  • Recruitment & Hiring
  • Complaints & Internal Affairs
  • Training
  • Field Training Program
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation
  • Patrol
  • Detectives
  • College Hill Beat
  • School Resource Officer
  • Traffic Enforcement & Emphasis Patrols
  • Alcohol Enforcement & DUI
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Whitcom
  • Code Enforcement
  • Sex Crimes, Crimes Against Children & Domestic Violence
  • Active Shooter
  • SWAT
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Use of Force & Use of Force Review
  • Firearms
  • Technology, Statistics & Crime Analysis
  • Drones
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Homeland Security
  • Pullman Police Advisory Committee
  • News Media
  • The Future of Law Enforcement
  • Practical Exercises