December 19, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police Lateral Academy graduation

On Friday, December 20th, one lateral trainee will graduate the 7th Springfield Police Department Lateral Police Academy. Mardie Morton will be sworn in as a Springfield Police Officer at 5:00 p.m. at the Police West Central facility, 216 W. Central in Springfield. She is 42 years old and from the Springfield area.

Members of the public are invited to attend. Mardie has 3 years previous experience as police officer and held a Missouri class "A" peace officer license. The lateral training program consists of 160 hours of training on Springfield Police policy, procedures and methods. Mardie will now enter a period of up to six weeks of on the job training in the Field Training Program.

Media Contact: Captain Vance Holland
417-864-1722
Release authorized by: CPT Vance Holland

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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