FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department’s 2015 Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.
Twenty-five students from various backgrounds have been selected to begin the 11-week CPA, and classes are held one evening per week for approximately three hours. Topics covered in the academy will include crime scene processing, investigations, narcotics and gang investigations, defensive tactics, use of firearms and traffic/DWI enforcement. The group will also participate in field trips. One will be to the SPD range and others will include tours of SPD Headquarters and the South District Station, the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center and the Calaboose. The purpose of the academy is to provide citizens with a better understanding of how the police department operates in order to keep the community safe.
The SPD hosts one CPA per year and scheduling for next year’s class will begin during the fall of 2016.
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Lt. Scott Umbarger