Springfield Police Department News Releases

Posted on: July 25, 2014

64th Recruit Academy Graduation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 64th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at Praise Assembly Church, 3535 N. Glenstone.

The 24 graduates have undergone 1,019 hours (25 weeks) of intense law enforcement training. Upon graduation, they will be assigned to an experienced field-training officer (FTO) for approximately 520 hours (13 weeks) of on-the-job training. Once they complete the FTO program, these new officers will be assigned to the Uniform Operations Bureau.

The breakdown of recruits is as follows:

  • 17 Males
  • 7 Females
  • Their education and experience include:

  • 5 associate's degrees
  • 15 bachelor's degrees
  • 2 previously Class A POST Certified
  • 3 prior or current military.
  • The media and public are invited to attend.

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    Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
    O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
    Release authorized by: Lt. Scott Umbarger

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