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The Anacortes Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2015 Citizen Police Academy.

The Anacortes Police Citizen Academy is a five week, eleven session program open to adult members of our community who are interested in learning about the Anacortes Police Department and police work in general. The class will take place from Monday, April 13 through Thursday, May 14. 

The Academy is taught in lecture format with several chances for “hands on” learning. This includes a session of mock scenes in which the participants have the opportunity to apply what they have learned and to play the role of Police Officer in some staged events. 

Each class is taught by an Officer or instructor who has in-depth knowledge on the subject matter. This also allows attendees to meet a number of the different Officers within the Anacortes Police Department as well as other experts from local and surrounding agencies. 

Sessions will be on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 PM with one additional Saturday session. Attendees are expected to attend every session. 

If you have any questions or would like an application, please contact CSO Karl Wolfswinkel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (360) 293-4684. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 18.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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