For Immediate Release
62nd Police Recruit Academy Graduation
Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 62nd Springfield Police Academy will be held Friday, July 20th, at the Praise Assembly Church, 3535 N. Glenstone at 7:00 P.M.
These 15 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:
- 12 Males
- 3 Females
- 13 White
- 1 African American
- 1 Asian American
Their education and experience include:
- 1 Associates Degree
- 7 Bachelors Degree
- 2 Masters Degree
- 2 Previously Class A POST Certified
- 2 Prior or Current Military
The media and public are invited to attend.
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Ben King