The Gig Harbor Police Department is accepting applications for our 2019 Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy is designed to educate the citizens of Gig Harbor on the Mission, Vision, and Values of the department as well as policies, procedures, and day to day operations.

The Citizens Police Academy will provide information on a variety of topics in enjoyable and interesting ways. Some of the topics that will be covered are: Patrol Procedures, Call Response, Identity Theft, Victimization Avoidance, Tactical/Active Shooter Response, Field & Criminal Investigations, Traffic and Impaired Driving Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Personal Safety, Records, Police Work and Stress, as well as hands-on experiences and field trips to the communications center and County Jail.

The Citizens Police Academy will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., between September 17 and October 17, as well as a “hands-on” session Saturday, October 5. Graduation will take place at the end of the last class session, October 17.

All participants must be eighteen years of age and either live or work in the City of Gig Harbor area. They must have no felony convictions, nor any misdemeanor convictions in the past three years. Preference will be given to applicants residing in the city limits of Gig Harbor. 

Registration information can be obtained from the CPA Coordinators listed below or by visiting the Department at 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor.

CPA Coordinators:

Citizens Academy Application Form

Message From the Chief

The members of the Gig Harbor Police Department have a special connection to the community we serve.  Our officers talk about this relationship and appreciate the opportunity to work in such a supportive environment.  We take pride in keeping our city a low crime area and truly delivering public service.

From our patrol officers and supervisors to our administrative staff, the focus is on doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons. Customer service is in constant focus, but when tough action is necessary, our officers are trained in measured and effective response.

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