Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announces that the 42nd class of the Springfield Citizens Police Academy will begin on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. This free, 10 week, one-night-per-week class is for Springfield residents ages 18 and older who are interested in policing in Springfield and community partnerships. The class is held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the East Springfield Neighborhood Building located at 1437 Carew Street, behind Pottenger School.
Mayor Sarno stated, “This is part of the City’s continued efforts to strengthen police and community relations with involvement and outreach to make sure our Springfield will be safe for all.”
Previous participants have found the classes to be interesting, informative, and fun. Topics explored will include the organization of the Springfield Police Department including Traffic, Narcotics, Internal Investigations, Quality of Life, Gangs, Crime Prevention, Crime Analysis, Community Policing, C-3 Policing, Use of Authority, Patrol Procedures, Youth Aid, Police-Community Relationships and much more.
Information provided in the class assists participants as they address issues they may have and increases their knowledge of police work.
To sign up and for additional information, please contact Kathleen Brown at the Police Department at (413) 787-6359 or Kbrown@springfieldpolice.net with your name, address, zip code and phone number.