Citizen Academy

Pullman PD and the Pullman Police Advisory Committee are pleased to host ongoing sessions of the Pullman Police Citizen Academy!

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

The application period for the 2024 Citizen Academy is now closed. 

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SWAT Presentation
Whitcom Tour
Active Shooter Presentation
Department Overview
Citizen Academy
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.

Session Schedule
Weekly academy sessions will be held from 6:30pm - 9:00pm on the following dates:

Session 1:  February 1, 2024
Session 2: February 8, 2024
Session 3: February 15, 2024
Session 4: February 22, 2024
Session 5: February 29, 2024
Session 6: March 7, 2024
Session 7: March 21, 2024
 Session 8: March 28, 2024
Session 9:  April 4, 2024
Session 10: April 18, 2024
Session 11 April 25, 2024

Participants will also be invited to participate in the following, with exact scheduling to be determined:
-Whitcom Regional Dispatch Center Tour
-Firearms Practical
-Emergency Vehicle Operator Course
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
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