Springfield Police’s Spring 2021 Citizens Police Academy Accepting Applications

Springfield residents who would like to learn more about the ins-and-outs of being a police officer for the City of Springfield have their latest opportunity as the department is now taking applications for the Spring 2021 Citizens Police Academy.

Participants will meet for 10 three hour sessions on consecutive Thursdays. They will learn about SPD practices and policies including police policies, organizational structure, investigative processes, and police tactics.

The Spring academy begins on April 22 and will hold a graduation ceremony on June 24.

The academy is open only to Springfield residents who are at least 18 years old with no felonies. A basic background check must be passed by all applicants to be eligible.

Deadline to apply is March 6.

If you are interested in the academy, contact Officer Greg Young via email or call 864-1351.