The Springfield Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week program that offers citizens insight into how police officers performs their duties and how the department serves the community. Everyone benefits from enhancing citizen understanding of the role and function of the police.
Contact the Citizens Police Academy coordinator Officer Kevin Ashworth at 735-1566 for more information. Classes are held at the Paul J. Fenton Public Safety Annex, 50 East Street. The Academy is open to all residents of Springfield who are at least 18 years of age; there is no cost to attend. The academy generally runs in the fall, though 2021 dates have not yet been set. Classes run on Wednesday evenings from 6pm until 9pm. Your attendance is welcome. Fill out the Application form and return it to Officer Ashworth or send an email message with your name, address, phone number and email address to sign up.
The Springfield Citizens Police Academy is available to all adult Springfield residents interested in a detailed view of the Springfield Police Department. The police department coordinates classes and discussions each week on the Organization of the SPD and its subdivisions, including topics such as Traffic, Narcotics, Internal Investigations, Crime Prevention, Community Policing, the Criminal Justice System, Criminal Law, issues and policies on Diversity, Use of Authority and Use of Force, issues relating to Elder Abuse, Gangs, Community Involvement, Values, Ethics, Integrity in Law Enforcement, and much more.
Encourage friends and neighbors to attend and consider becoming a member of your local Beat Management Team in your community.