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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 1, 2021
On Sept. 30, 2021, five young men and women, ages 16-19, graduated from the Springfield Police Cadet Academy. In order to graduate, the cadets had to complete 45-hour training in areas including agency standards and procedures, department organization, report writing and forms, CPR/first aid, physical fitness and nutrition, defensive tactics, firearms safety, DWI detection, local geography, arrest procedures, traffic and municipal ordinances, courtroom organization and procedures and central records.
The Cadet Unit is a volunteer operational unit designed to prepare the cadets for a career in law enforcement while supplementing the resources of the department. A cadet is required to fulfill at least four hours of service to the department each month and will have the opportunity to work with the different units within the department which include, but are not limited to, Uniform Operations, MSU Substation, Calaboose, Criminal Investigations, Leaving the Scene of a Crash (LSOC) Unit, and the Training Section. One of the benefits of staying current as a cadet is being able to ride along with an officer during his/her work shift.
The Springfield Police Department also honored Cadet Joshua Irwin, pictured below, who aged out of the program.
The deadline to apply for the new class is May 31, 2022.
Minimum qualifications to apply include:
Any questions about the program can be directed to Officer Greg Young at 417-864-1351.
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Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer 417-864-1786 [email protected]