Participants complete 30 hours of instruction over 10 weeks, with one class per week.
A variety of topics are covered, including police policies, organizational structure, investigative processes, crime scene processing, drug investigations, tactics and the challenges involved in keeping our community safe.
The program is conducted once per year. Keeping in mind potential restrictions related to COVID-19, the 2020 Citizens Police Academy is
tentatively set to begin on August 6th.
Applications are closed for the 2020 academy. Please check back for 2021 application.
The 2020 Citizen's Police Academy classes will meet every Thursday for 10 weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Please contact Officer Greg Young with questions.
*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.