Become A Police Officer


The Springfield Police Department has an authorized strength of 352 sworn and 80 non-sworn employees. We strive to employ qualified individuals who are personable, motivated, intelligent, ethical, progressive and dedicated to public service, who represent the racial, ethnic and gender composition of our community. 

SPD is in a continuous hiring process. We are currently holding testing dates for our February 2021 Police Academy. Our next testing date will be September 11, 2020.

If you are unable to test September 11th, the final testing date for the year will be October 2nd.  To apply and for more information, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.