Participants complete 30 hours of instruction over 10 weeks, and they cover a variety of topics such as police policies, organizational structure, investigative processes, tactics and the challenges involved in providing a safe community. The program is conducted once per year.
The next academy begins tentatively September 6, 2018 with graduation occurring on November 8, 2018. This application process is now closed.
*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.