Community Academy

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Fall 2021  -  September 30 – November 18Chief_Seuberlich

Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm  at Bothell Police Department

Community Academy is an opportunity to get an up-close look at the Bothell Police Department.  

Participants will meet one evening each week and learn from officers, civilians and command staff in the Bothell Police Department.  While mainly classroom based at the Bothell Police department, Community Academy will also give participants some hands-on experiences, with opportunities to interact with Bothell Police officers and ask questions.   

The Mission of Community Academy

The purpose of Community Academy is to increase and improve understanding between Bothell residents and the department through education, discussion and activities.  We seek to share much more than just what we do.  We'll answer the how and why questions, too. 

During the seven-week course, participants will learn directly from Bothell Police officers, detectives, specialists and commanders on topics including:

  • Hiring Process for Bothell Police
  • Patrol officers and Radar Navigators
  • Criminal investigations
  • Traffic laws and enforcement
  • Major crash investigations
  • Ongoing-officer training
  • Bothell Police 911 Dispatch
  • Police records and evidence
  • And much more

How to Apply to Bothell Police Community Academy

Because of anticipated demand and limited space,  community members must complete and return an application for Community Academy. Applicants must be 18 and older.  Due to the sensitive nature of some subjects being presented, a limited background check, including criminal history, will be conducted on all applicant.

Please complete and return applications as soon as possible. 


Please complete one of the following.  Tip:  If you use the fillable PDF, we suggest that you first download the PDF form to your computer or network drive, and then open it with Adobe Reader before editing.   

Printed applications are also available at the Bothell Police Department. Please contact Community Engagement Coordinator Cam Johnson

Return Completed Applications:

Covid-19 & Safety Considerations

Community Academy will follow current CDC guidelines and City of Bothell policy to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Participants should be prepared to wear a mask.  

Accommodations and Additional Questions

If you would like to participate in Community Academy and have an accommodation request or additional questions, please let us know.  We want Community Academy to be an inclusive experience that helps bridge understanding and better communication.