Participants complete 30 hours of instruction over 11 weeks, and they cover a variety of topics such as police policies, organizational structure, investigative processes, tactics and the challenges involved in providing a safe community. The program is conducted once per year.
The next academy tentatively begins on September 8, 2016. Graduation will be tentatively held on November 17, 2016. The application process closed on July 1, 2016. Watch here for updates on the next application process in Spring 2017.
*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.