FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department’s 14th Lateral Police Academy will be honored with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.
- Rick Crawshaw, formerly of the Aurora Police Department and Sparta Police Department (MO)
- Regan Gustafson, formerly of the Columbia Police Department (MO)
- Amy Zimmerman, formerly of the Arlington Police Department (TX)
These three 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 three 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