February 25, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Lateral Hire Graduation

The Springfield Police Department would like to invite you to attend the graduation ceremony for two lateral hires taking patrol positions within the SPD. The graduation is today at 4pm at the Springfield Police Headquarters, in the gym.

The two graduates are Russell Wright who retired after 20 years of service with the Enid Oklahoma Police Department and Kelly Patton who worked for the SPD for 10 years and is returning after two years of non service.

Both went through a condensed 4 week academy and will train with an FTO for 6 weeks prior to release as a patrol officer.

Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Kirk Manlove

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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
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd