Citizens Police Academy

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Spring 2021 applications now open! 

Citizens Police Academy participants complete 30 hours of instruction over 10 weeks and will meet every Thursday. The program allows for a behind-the-scenes look at SPD practices and policies. The curriculum covers a variety of topics such as police policies, organizational structure, investigative processes and policing tactics. 

The goal of the academy is to give citizens a better understanding of how the police department functions and what challenges officers face when working to serve the community.

The next academy will begin on Thursday, April 22, 2021 to June 24, 2021. 
Applicants MUST be Springfield residents who are at least 18 years of age with no felonies. Applicants must pass a basic background investigation to be eligible. 



Questions about the Citizens Police Academy can be directed to SPD Volunteer Coordinator, Officer Greg Young.
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 417-864-1351
  1. Young, Greg

    Officer Greg Young

    Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone: 417-864-1351