What happens after completing the program?

Upon completion, graduates of the Citizens' Academy will receive a certificate signed by the Chief of Police. Many Citizens' Academy graduates go on to help the Centralia Police Department as volunteers. Some volunteers help with office work and special events. The Centralia Police Department's community outreach events include:

  • A Night Out With Santa
  • Lewis County Special Olympics Torch Run
  • National Night Out Against Crime
  • Summerfest
  • The SW Washington Fair

Other Academy graduates may be interested in specialized police work with the Reserve Unit or the Block Watch Program.

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1. What is the Citizens’ Academy?
2. Who may attend the academy?
3. What topics will be covered?
4. What happens after completing the program?
5. How do I apply for the Citizens’ Academy?