76th Police Academy Graduation | March 17, 2023

The Springfield Police Department graduated 18 police recruits from the 76th Police Academy.

The Springfield Police Academy includes 1,110 hours of intense law enforcement training, over 27 weeks, which this class of recruits began in September, 2022. After graduation, recruits are assigned to an experienced field-training officer (FTO) for the next 13 weeks for an additional 520 hours of on-the-job training. Once they complete the FTO program, the new officers are assigned to solo patrol duties in the Uniform Operations Bureau.

The graduates of the 76th academy include 15 men and three women with a variety of educational backgrounds and work experience, including the military, law enforcement and the fire service.