Citizen’s Police Academy

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The police department is taking applications for its Citizen’s Police Academy. It runs from Wednesday, August 29 – Wednesday, October 24.

The goal is to enhance community policing concepts and increase public awareness of what’s involved in being a law enforcement officer for the city.

The training includes classroom and hands-on instructional learning experiences for tactical operations, investigative skills, firearms, department ride-alongs and canine demonstrations. The course is free.

Applicants agree to undergo a cursory background check prior to approval and admission. The eight-week course is followed by a graduation ceremony.

Springfield Police Department
Citizen’s Police Academy
Vanda Houston
(217) 788 – 8397, ext. 4228.S

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