Citizen Police Academy

City Of Springfield, Oregon

Springfield Police Department

Springfield Police Department

230 Fourth  Street  

Springfield, OR 97477

Phone:  (541)726-3714

Fax:  (541)726-3640 



March 26 – June 4, 2014, Wednesdays, 6:30p.m.-9:30p.m.


The Springfield Police Department is inviting applicants to attend its Citizen Police Academy.  Applicants must be 18 years or older.  Preference will be given to Springfield residents and people doing business in Springfield.  The academy course is designed for citizens from all backgrounds or occupations.

The Springfield Citizen Police Academy is a long established and important police/community relations program.  It is designed to provide citizens with a better understanding of the nature of police work and to provide citizens with the opportunity to interact with department members in a non-emergency setting.  It is also an opportunity for citizens to provide input on police policy, practice and procedure.

The 33-hour training program consists of classroom and "hands-on" instruction.  Topics covered include the officer selection and training process, the job of the uniformed patrol officer, investigation skills, tactical operation, the canine unit, use of firearms, vice and narcotics, communications, crime scene search, and crime prevention. Students will be actively involved in many interesting activities, such as touring police facilities, using police equipment, and firing the department-issued weapons.

Graduates of this course will not be police officers, but will be better-informed citizens.  The graduates will be in a position to relate their experiences to friends, and co-workers.

The course is free.  Each applicant must answer each question on the attached application form.  If the question does not apply, state the reason why it does not apply.  To graduate, each student must attend at least nine of the eleven classes.  Therefore, prior to applying, applicants must determine whether or not they can attend the minimum number of classes for graduation.

Classes will be held weekly on Wed. evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with the exception of the Lane County Jail tour scheduled for April 24 6:00p.m, the Firearms Range class, scheduled for May 26, 6:00 p.m. and the Crime Lab/Evidence class which is scheduled for May 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00pm. The first class will be held March 26, and will continue through June 4.

If you are interested in attending the academy, please complete the attached application, and the release, indemnification and hold harmless agreement.  Return both pages to the Springfield Police Department prior to March 3, 2014. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Community Services Unit at 541-726-3731, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  You will be notified regarding your acceptance to the academy by March 14.

Thank you for your interest in the Springfield Citizen Police Academy.


Tim D. Doney

Chief of Police


(keep this page)    Return completed application form and the Release form (pages 3 & 4) to the Springfield Police Dept., Attn: Tana Steers, 230 Fourth  Street, Springfield, OR  97477, by March 3, 2014.  



Committed To Excellence



SCHEDULE, 2014 (tentative)



Date Time Activity Instructor Location Hours
03/26/14       6:30 pm         Introdution Chief/Tana E.O.C. .5 Hrs
  7:00 pm Department Tour Tana/Sergeant E.O.C. 1 Hr
  8:00 pm Crime Prevention Tana E.O.C. 1.5 Hrs
04/02/14       6:30 pm Invest/Records Bureau

Captain Lewis Leahanna Reid.

Jail staff

E.O.C. 1.5 Hrs
04/09/14 6:30 pm Patrol Bureau Captain Harrison E.O.C. 1.5 Hrs
  8:00 pm K-9 Demonstration Sgt. Charboneau E.O.CC (outside) 1.5 Hrs
04/16/14 6:30 pm *911 Center Tour 911 Staff Meet in Lobby 2 Hrs
  8:30 pm

Professional Standards/

Recruitment & Training

Chief E.O.C. 1 Hr
04/23/14 6:00 pm *Lane County Jail Tour Meet in SPD Lobby LCSO Staff   3 Hrs
04/30/14 6:30 pm Introduction to Criminal Justice System

Sara Sabri

Assistant D.A.

E.O.C. 1.5 Hrs
  8:30 pm Narcotics Detective Seanor E.O.C. 1.5 Hrs
05/07/14 6:30 pm

Tactical Team-classroom

*Tactical Team - demo (outside/off site)

Captain Lewis



1.5 Hrs

1.5 Hrs

05/14/14 6:30 pm I.D. Theft Detective Murkin E.O.C. 1.5 Hrs
  8:00 pm Firearms (Classroom) Sergeant Dave Lewis E.O.C. 1.5 Hrs
05/21/14 6:00 pm

* Firearms - Range (Outside)

Meet in SPD Lobby

Sergeant Dave Lewis Range 3 Hrs
05/28/14 5:00 pm

* Crime Scene/Evidence

Tour of OSP Crime Lab

Ransdell/Cushman Meet in SPD Looby 3 Hrs
06/04/14 6:30 pm Review & Graduation Chief/CPAAA Rep E.O.C. 2 Hrs
* Off site classes - Meet Police Department


Download the Application in PDF format

For additional information, contact KarLynn Akins, Volunteer Coordinator City of Springfield
(541) 726-4652 or


City of Springfield, Oregon