FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for three police officers at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.
Graduates include:David Hunter, formerly of the Virginia Beach Police Department (VA) Benjamin Kaufman, formerly of Nixa Police Department (MO) Andrew Zinke, formerly of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (IL)
These three officers have received four weeks (160 hours) of training to acclimate them to Springfield and the Springfield Police Department. Upon graduation, they will be assigned to an experienced field-training officer (FTO) for six weeks of on-the-job training. Once they complete the FTO program, these officers will be assigned to the SPD’s Uniform Operations Bureau.
The community is invited to help welcome these three officers to the Springfield Police Department and congratulate them on their lateral academy graduation.
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Chief Paul Williams