The Springfield Police Department will conduct Neighborhood Watch training sessions in July. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). With 27 official Watch groups now formed, the program continues to grow within the City of Springfield. The four total hours of training will run from 6-8 p.m. on both July 17 and 18 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center.
The SPD encourages all citizens living inside City limits to attend the free training session. Those interested should register by contacting the SPD Crime Prevention Unit at 417-874-2113 or by submitting an online registration form. Seating is limited.