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Tukwila Officers Participate in Diversity in Law Enforcement Career Workshop

On Saturday, our recruiters, training coordinator and School Resource Officer headed over to Renton for a Diversity in Law Enforcement career workshop which had around 120 registrants and was a great success for all of the Valley Agencies and candidates.

Our Training Coordinator Officer Thompson presented to the group about various aspects of police training which includes 720 hours of academy instruction, 3-months of on-the-job instruction and training with a veteran Field Training Officer and a 12-month probationary period where new officers are continually being trained, observed and evaluated. Officer Thompson also spoke to the ongoing training opportunities to not only receive training, but to become trainers themselves and to guide the next generation of officers.

School Resource Officer Tran spoke to group about his experience fleeing Vietnam and spending four years living in a refugee camp as a child until being able to escape to America. Upon arriving, he did not know the language, customs or how to fit in and found himself in a totally unknown world and way of life. He spoke to the candidates about his experience in having the fortitude to overcome seemingly impossible challenges and obstacles to get to where he is at today. His message was that of hope, inspiration and strength.

A special thank you to our former Community Academy graduate and life-long Tukwila resident Jay Preyer and her crew at Starbucks for donating coffee and breakfast snacks for the attendees and staff.

If you’re interested in a career with us, apply today at We are actively hiring and need more good people to join us and become a part of our team and the Tukwila community.

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