SPD Citizens Police Academy Applications Open

If you’ve ever wanted to know the inner goings on of the Springfield Police Department, you now have the opportunity.

Applications are now open for the 2019 SPD Citizens Police Academy. The academy will give 30 hours of instruction over 10 weeks, with one class per week. The academy will begin August 15, 2019 and run through October 17, 2019.

Participants learn police policies, investigative processes, drug investigations, tactics, and more.

The academy is aimed at allowing citizens a better understanding of how the department polices the community and the challenges that officers face in the community.

Applicants must be Springfield residents, at least 18 years of age, and have no felonies. Applications must pass a basic background check.

If you’d like to apply for the academy, click on this link.