February 05, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police recruits begin academy training Monday

The Springfield Police Department will begin its police academy for 26 new recruits on Monday, Feb. 10. The academy will consist of 1019 hours of classroom instruction and practical application. The courses in the curriculum include constitutional and criminal law, criminal investigations, report writing, cultural diversity and many others. The hands-on practical training will include defensive tactics, firearms, law enforcement driving, and situational training.

After graduation, the new officers will participate in the Field Training Officer program where they will work with an experienced officer prior to being on their own for an additional 520 hours.

Some facts of the recruits in the academy are:

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd