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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On November 8th the Springfield Police Department held a ceremony to honor 25 graduates of the 2018 Citizens Police Academy. In order to graduate, participants were required to complete 30 hours of instruction over 11 weeks. The course covered a variety of topics including police policies, crime scene processing, defensive tactics, use of firearms and organizational structure within the department.
The goal of the academy is to give citizens a better understanding of how the police department functions and what challenges officers face when working to serve the community.
Applications for the 2019 class will be accepted in the spring.
Congratulations to the 2018 graduates (listed in alphabetical order):
Aaron Anthes, Gladys (Jean) Ackley, Angela Anderson, Thomas Batson, Mary Brennfoerder, Deanna Carroll, Tim Cederblom, Heather Doke, Kim Flores, Dustin Gooch, David Johnson, Amber Lawson, Stacy Letterman, Charles Ortiz, Ethan Penrose, Brian Powers, Daniel Provance, Jeffrey Roberts, Charley Shurtz, Kimberly Strope, Matthew Tuma and Heather Woodburn.
Not pictured: Chris Wright, Nancy Crandall, and Larry Dinges
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Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer 417-864-1786 JNBailey@springfieldmo.gov