Community Police Academy

Contact Information
CPC Stephanie Hynes
1055 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057

Community Police Academy

The Community Police Academy is a seven-week program designed to educate Renton community members about the operations and practices of their Renton Police Department. The program encourages participants to offer invaluable feedback, which is essential for fostering improved police and community relations.

Click here for the Community Police Academy flyer.

Applications are now available for the 2024 Community Police Academy. Applications are due March 15. The academy will be held Tuesdays starting April 23 through June 4 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Renton City Hall.

Click here for the Community Police Academy application.

QUESTIONS? Contact the Renton Police Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator: Stephanie Hynes,  [email protected], 425-430-7519

Topics & Experiences

  • Patrol Operation
  • Traffic & Animal Control
  • Use of Force
  • Special Enforcement Team
  • SWAT
  • 911 & Police Response 
  • Police Ride Along
  • Firearms Training Simulations
  • Mock Scenes
  • Drones
  • Graduation Ceremony

Application Process

To participate, you must commit to attending at least 6 out of 7 classes. Priority is given to residents or workers within Renton City Limits. Only those who have successfully applied and received confirmation of acceptance will be allowed to attend this academy.

If you applied for this academy prior to the pandemic, your application will remain on-file and you will receive priority seating when it becomes available again.

Access the 2024 application and hand deliver, email, or mail the completed application to Stephanie Hynes:

Renton Police Department
Attn.: Stephanie Hynes
1055 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057

Applications are due March 15. 


  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Must attend at least 6 out of the 7 classes
  • Attendees who miss more than one class will be asked to reapply for a later session
  • *A background check is required for a ride-along  

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