FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPD Honors Graduates of 2020 Citizens Police Academy
Congratulations to the graduates of the 2020 Citizens Police Academy. On Oct. 8, 2020, the Springfield Police Department held a ceremony to honor the 20 graduates. 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.
The next Citizens Police Academy will be offered in the Spring of 2021. In order to be eligible to attend, applicants must live within Springfield city limits and pass a background check.
2020 graduates: Amber Schatz, Barry Greene, Clovie Lee, Cynthia Million, Dawn Ricci, Dianna Parker, Heather Kellough, James Gallion, Katherine Reid, Ki Ogunyemi, Lauren Crump, Lola Butcher (not pictured), Nancy Bright, Patricia Deck, Richard Jenkins, Robert Lunn, Russel Boler, Tim Havens, Tracy Bowers, and William Houser
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Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer