Police Prep for Citizens’ Academy

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Police Department wants you to sign up for its annual citizen police academy.

Officers say the program, which is more than 20 years old, is a great opportunity for the community to see the inner workings of a law enforcement agency.

Coordinators say it’s a way for citizens to get better informed and for police to connect with the people they protect.

“It gives us the chance to get feedback from the community also on things we deal with and how we operate. So it’s just been one of the best programs we’ve ever had in regards to being successful at truly making the department a part of the community,” said Sgt. John Umenhofer, Springfield Police Department.

You can click here to download an application. The deadline to apply is March 4.

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  1. don jones says:

    I’ve got shotgun… AR-15 is fine too!

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