Apply Now for Shelton Police Citizens Academy

The Shelton Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizens Academy, an 8-week program highlighting the Department’s community-oriented policing mission, partnerships with local agencies, and a judicial overview.

Classes will be held in person on Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Civic Center. Classes begin February 15. The Citizens Academy can accommodate a maximum of 30 individuals. City of Shelton residents and business owners will be given priority, followed by Mason County residents.

Applications can be found online at Completed applications can be turned in by emailing Captain Daniel Patton at, by mail to the Shelton Police Department at 525 West Cota Street, or dropped off at the Police lobby (located on the first floor of the Civic Center).

The goal of the Citizens Academy is to strengthen our relationships with community members to co-produce solutions to community issues of varying complexity. Academy topics will include patrol work, investigations, designated crisis responders, internal affairs, recruiting and hiring, judicial process, coroner investigations, and more.