For the past five years, the Springfield Police Department has opened its doors to citizens curious about how law enforcement functions.
After years without the program, the Citizen’s Police Academy was re-introduced in 2011 to better understand what SPD officers go through on a daily basis.
Each summer, no more than 25 individuals are selected to participate in the 11-week course. To be eligible to apply, a person must be a citizen of the area, 18 years or older, no felonies, and pass a background check. Applications are due July 1.