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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2022
Springfield, Mo. – Citizens interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the Springfield Police Department’s practices and policies can apply now for the spring 2022 Citizens Police Academy that begins in August.
The program curriculum covers a variety of topics including police policies, organizational structure, investigative processes, and policing tactics. Participants complete 30 hours of instruction over 10 weeks, meeting every Thursday.
The academy’s goal is to give citizens a better understanding of how the police department functions and an inside look at the challenges officers face when working to serve the community.
Applications must be received by April 30, 2022, at 5 p.m. Late applications will not be considered. Interested citizens can apply online. Applicants MUST be Springfield residents who are at least 18 years of age with no felonies. Applicants must pass a basic background investigation to be eligible.
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Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters417-864-1786[email protected]