Citizens Police Academy

The Springfield Citizens Police Academy is a ten week program that offers citizens insight into how police officers performs their duties and how the department serves the community. Everyone benefits from enhancing citizen understanding of the role and function of the police.

Contact the Police Academy coordinator, Officer Kevin Ashworth at 735-1566 for more information.  Classes are held at  1437 Carew Street, behind Pottenger School.  There is no charge and is open to all residents of Springfield.  The academy will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.  Your attendance is welcome. Fill-out the Application form and return it to Officer Kevin Ashworth as soon as possible or send an email message to  with your name, address, phone and email to sign up. 

The Springfield Citizens Police Academy is available to all Springfield residents, ages eighteen and over, interested in a detailed view of the Springfield Police Department.  The police department  coordinates classes and discussions each week on such topics as the Organization of the SPD and subdivisions, including Traffic, Narcotics, Internal Investigations, Crime Prevention, Community Policing, the Criminal Justice System, Criminal Law, issues and polices on Diversity, Use of Authority and Use of Force, issues relating to Elder Abuse, Gangs, Community Involvement, Values, Ethics, Integrity in Law Enforcement, and much more.

Encourage friends and neighbors to attend and consider becoming a member of your local Beat Management Team in your community. Classes start soon, so return the application or contact Officer Kevin Ashworth at telephone 413-735-1566

If you have not yet filled out an application to attend the Springfield Citizens Police Academy or need one for a friend, please print the application, fill it out, and send it to the address at the bottom of the application form.

Page last updated:  Monday, August 21, 2017 11:50 am