Police Citizen’s Academy

Fall Academy

The Police Citizen's Academy is a 5 week 9 session series of classes that provides an overview of the Kennewick Police Department's operations and functions. Classes meet Monday and Thursday evenings for approximately 3 hours each night. Citizen's Academy is conducted annually in the Fall. 

  • Patrol Procedures and Traffic Enforcement
  • Detectives and Narcotics
  • Evidence Collection and Crime Scene Investigations
  • Crime Prevention
  • CAT and SWAT Teams
  • Firearms
  • Gangs and Graffiti
  • K-9 Unit
  • Youth Services
  • Tour of Benton County Jail
  • Volunteer Program (CHIPS)
  • Plus more

Police Citizens Academy Fall 2022 Registration Form


The Kennewick Police Department volunteer program started in 1994. C.H.I.P.S. (Citizens Helping in Police Services) is committed to enhancing the mission of the Kennewick Police Department by:
  • Being a resource to assist department personnel when needed
  • Supporting each other and fostering development of the volunteer program
  • Collaborating with the City of Kennewick in "Building a Better Community" 
Prior to acceptance into the volunteer program with the Kennewick Police, a citizen must complete the annual Citizens Academy held each spring. C.H.I.P.S. provides a positive impact on the community due to the services that they provide. They meet monthly at the Police Department as a means for training and for guest speakers. Tasks are many and varied.  Check our Volunteer Opportunity Section for open volunteer opportunities.
  • Handicapped Parking Enforcement
  • Abandoned Vehicle Tagging
  • Radar Reader Board Deployment
  • Water Storage Security
  • Vehicle Maintenance 
  • Found Bicycle Recovery
  • Administrative Support
  • Mail Run
  • Special Events Support
  • Fleet Maintenance