FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Police Department honored 21 graduates of the 2017 Citizens Police Academy with a ceremony on Nov. 20 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center. Participants completed 30 hours of instruction over 11 weeks, and they covered a variety of topics such as police policies, organizational structure, investigative processes, tactics and the challenges involved in providing a safe community.
Applications for the 2018 class will be accepted in the spring.
(L-R) Chief Paul Williams, Chris Creager, Kelly Creager, Steve Everest, Linda Foster, Elbie McCowan, Lori Muetzel, Joe Johnson, Ryan Dalton, Terry Kolaks, Christina Strodtman, Jerry Rowland, Esther Storm, Mickey Russell, Jill Wiggins, Phillip Secca, Officer Kaylee Friend.
Not pictured: Eric Clay, Keaton Worley, Richard Biehl, Chris Nease, Michael Updegrave, Savannah Stepp.
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer