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.
Police Citizen's Academy
The Kennewick Police Department offers a free 5-week / 10-class Citizen Academy for the public, to be held on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6:00-9:00 pm in the Spring and Fall. The Academy teaches the public about law enforcement and the day-to-day operations of the department. All classes are held at the police station with the exception of one tour.
CLASSES WILL INCLUDE:
•Hands-on police training
•Patrol Procedures and Traffic Enforcement
•Detectives and Narcotics
•Evidence Collection and Crime Scene Investigations