FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department’s 13th Lateral Police Academy will be honored with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.
- Aaron Callaway, formerly of the Combined Ozarks Multi-jurisdictional Enforcement Team (COMET), (MO)
- Charles Dale, formerly of the Rogers Police Department (AR)
- Clint Griffith, formerly of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (FL)
- Jacob Piercy, formerly of the Joplin Police Department (MO)
These four officers have received five weeks (200 hours) of training to acclimate them to Springfield and the Springfield Police Department. Upon graduation, they will be assigned to an experienced field-training officer (FTO) for six weeks of on-the-job training. Once they complete the FTO program, these officers will be assigned to the SPD’s Uniform Operations Bureau.
The community is invited to help welcome these four officers to the Springfield Police Department and congratulate them on their lateral academy graduation.
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer