Teen Police Academy

The SeaTac Police Department and the Burien Police Department, in partnership with the King County Sheriff’s Office, are working to educate the youth of today about the roles of the police, and the requirements of becoming a police officer.

The summer 2020 Teen Police Academy offers a one-week course, free of charge, to all teens ages 14–18.

Dates and Times 

There will be two separate sessions offered.

When: July 6–10, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. and August 10–14, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Where: SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th St, SeaTac, WA 98188

Learning Topics

Participants will learn about:

  • Recruiting
  • Police Explorer opportunities
  • Patrol procedures
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Certification (EVOC)
  • K9 unit
  • Range shooting
  • 911 operations
  • and much more!

Transportation is provided for all field trips and lunch will be included. Graduation will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. All family and friends are welcome to attend!

How to Apply

Space is limited, so please apply online or pick up an application from the SeaTac or Burien Police Departments.

Participant qualifications include:

  • No criminal history.
  • In good standing with school and the community.
  • Two written character references by an adult.
  • Must attend all five days to graduate.
  • Must have own transportation to and from SeaTac City Hall.
  • Highline School District Student


Please contact Burien Police Community Service Officer Michiko Wilson, michiko.wilson@kingcounty.gov or, SeaTac Community Service Officer Sana Wight, susana.wight@kingcounty.gov.