FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 70th Springfield Police Academy will be held Friday, July 13, at Parkcrest Baptist Church, 816 W. Republic Rd. at 7 p.m.
These 19 graduates have undergone 1,099 hours (27 weeks) of intense law enforcement training. Upon graduation, they will be assigned to an experienced field-training officer (FTO) for approximately 520 hours (13 weeks) of on-the-job training. Once they complete the FTO program, these new officers will be assigned to the Uniform Operations Bureau.
The class consists of seventeen males and two females with education including a master’s degree, ten bachelor’s degrees, five associate's degrees and four with prior or current military experience.
The media and public are invited to attend.
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer