FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2018
Springfield Police Department to Honor Lateral Academy Graduates
The Springfield Police Department’s 16th Lateral Police Academy will be honored with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, October 12, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.
- Charles Faith , formerly of the Moberly Police Department (MO)
- Anthony Petersen, formerly of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department (FL)
These two officers have received seven weeks (280 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 two officers to the Springfield Police Department and congratulate them on their lateral academy graduation.
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Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer