FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2020
2020 Junior Police & Fire Academy Canceled
Due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 Junior Police & Fire Academy is canceled.
The Springfield Police Department and Springfield Fire Department are thankful to the Springfield West Side Optimist Club for its continued support of the program.
The Springfield Westside Optimist is a Non-Profit Organization that has been helping kids in Springfield and the Ozarks since 1958. The Optimist’s mission is "Bringing out the Best in Kids." Through programs and activities, they provide support for young people to grow and develop Optimism. Optimism builds character, self- confidence and the ability to become contributing members of our communities.
The Junior Police and Fire Academy aims to reach out to the youth of our community and build positive relationships. We are hopeful 2021 will allow us to continue this great program and we are thankful to our community for their patience and understanding.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Officer Gregory Young at 417-864-1351 or email at [email protected]
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Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer