For Immediate Release
Police Academy Begins July 6
The Springfield Police Department will begin the 59th Police Academy for 10 new recruits (consisting of one female and nine males) on Monday July 6, 2009, at 7:00 am. The academy will consist of 1008 hours of classroom instruction and practical application. The courses in the curriculum include: Constitutional and Criminal Law, Criminal Investigations, Report Writing, Cultural Diversity and many others. The hands-on practical training will include: Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Law Enforcement Driving, and Situational Training.
The 59th Academy will graduate on November 20, 2009. After graduation, the new officers will participate in the Field Training Officer program where they will work with an experienced officer prior to being on their own for an additional 520 hours.
Media Contact: Sgt. Greg Wheelen, (417) 864-1731; Release authorized by: Chief Rowe