Become A Police Officer


The Springfield Police Department has an authorized strength of 352 sworn and 80 non-sworn employees. We strive to employ qualified individuals who are personable, motivated, intelligent, ethical, progressive and dedicated to public service, who represent the racial, ethnic and gender composition of our community. 

SPD is in a continuous hiring process. We are currently holding testing dates for our January 2021 Police Academy. Our next testing date will be  July 10,
2020. Future testing dates will include August 7th, September 11th, and October 2nd.  To apply and for more information, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Learn more about our testing schedule.