Community Police Academy

Contact Information

Click image to download the brochureIn support of our commitment to minimize the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are temporarily suspending the Community Police Academy. 

We look forward to hosting the Community Police Academy at a future time (still to be determined). 

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

Thank you in advance for your understanding.  If you have any questions, please contact CPC Stephanie Hynes at [email protected].

Academy Goals

  • Provide the community information to gain knowledge of police operations, units, division, procedures, and protocol.

  • Develop a partnership between the community and police in order to establish a safer community.

  • Motivate the community to proactively help prevent crime to help strengthen police and community relationships.

Topics & Activities

  • Patrol Operations
  • Traffic Division
  • Use of Force
  • Hostage Negotiations
  • Narcotics Enforcement
  • Homicide Investigations
  • Crisis Communications
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Evidence
  • S.W.A.T.
  • K-9 Unit
  • Tour of the South Correctional Entity (SCORE) jail facility
  • Simulated driving and shooting exercises
  • Surviving Mass Violence

Application Process

To participate you must be willing to commit to attend at least 8 of the 10 sessions. Priority is given to those who live or work in Renton city limits.

Only those applicants who have successfully registered, passed a background check, and received confirmation of acceptance will be permitted to attend this academy.

Please send your completed applications to Stephanie Hynes at the Renton Police Department, or email the application to Stephanie Hynes.


  • Minimum age of 18 years

  • Ability to pass a background check

  • No prior felony convictions

  • Must attend at least 8 of the 10 classes

  • Attendees who miss more than two classes will be asked to reapply to a later session

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