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    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams is sending a message to criminals: neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. This year marks the fourth anniversary of National Night Out. Join us Aug. 4. Read on...
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    Accreditation assessment team invites public comment

    A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA ®), will arrive on Aug. 10 to examine all aspects of the Springfield Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. Read on...
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    Springfield police conducted saturation patrol Thursday

    On July 23, the Springfield Police Department conducted a DWI saturation patrol. Six drivers were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated during the time of the operation. Read on...
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    Coffee with the Chief

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Dancing Mule, 1945 S. Glenstone. Read on...
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    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    The second quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 6 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report. Read on...
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    Garage burglaries trending upward

    One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and just as in past summers, the Springfield Police Department has been noticing an increase in this type of criminal behavior. Read on...
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    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates today

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for two police officers at 4 p.m. today at the Springfield Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. Read on...
  8. Captain David Millsap

    Springfield captain graduates from Senior Management Institute for Police

    The commander of the Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Captain David Millsap, graduated from the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) on June 18. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 3:46 p.m. on June 30, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Kearney Street and Melville Road. Read on...
  10. DeAnn Reynolds

    Police supervisor receives automotive fleet specialist certification

    DeAnn Reynolds, fleet and equipment supervisor for the Springfield Police Department, earned accreditation as a Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS) from the NAFA Fleet Management Association®. Read on...
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    Vehicle vs. bicycle crash turns fatal

    On June 29, Springfield police officers responded to the intersection of Brentwood and Seminole for a crash involving a vehicle and bicyclist. Read on...
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    65th Springfield Police Academy class graduates Friday

    Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 65th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Rd. Read on...
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    SPD hosts seminar for potential recruits

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend the upcoming informational seminar on July 6. Read on...
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    Eight drivers arrested during saturation patrol

    On June 18, the Springfield Police Department in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office conducted a saturation patrol, and eight drivers were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Read on...
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    Coffee with the Chief tomorrow

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 18, at Hebrews Coffee, 1604 E. Republic. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    On May 18, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Calhoun Street and Lafontaine Avenue. On June 7, one female died from her injuries related to the crash. Read on...
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    Missing endangered child: Maximus Mobley-Benson, 9

    UPDATE: Maximus was safely located in the 3800 block of S. Campbell. The Springfield Police Department is searching for 9-year-old Maximus Mobley-Benson. He is autistic and was last seen by his mother at 4:15 p.m. today in the 1200 block of E. Woodland. Read on...
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    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of June. Read on...
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    Springfield police ask to hear from witnesses of vehicular assault

    Springfield police are asking to speak with additional witnesses of the vehicular assault that occurred in the early morning hours of June 4 at a S. Glenstone Ave. bar. Read on...
  20. Shepard

    Shooting suspect wanted: Tyler Shepard

    The Springfield Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating Tyler B. Shepard, 25. A probable cause item has been issued for first-degree assault for his suspected involvement in last night's shooting. Read on...
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    Update: Child has been located

    8-year-old child who went missing in Springfield has been located. Read on...
  22. Jacob Dake

    UPDATE: Missing endangered child located

    The Springfield Police Department has located the missing and endangered child, Jacob Dake. Read on...
  23. Reece

    SPD lieutenant graduates from Command College

    Lieutenant Eric Reece from the Springfield Police Department was honored as part of the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (MPCCF) Command College Class V. Read on...
  24. crash

    Memorial Day crash turns fatal

    At 1:13 p.m. on May 25, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near US Highway 60 and National Avenue. Read on...
  25. MSIA awards

    SPD detectives receive statewide honor

    Two detectives from the Springfield Police Department have been named Law Enforcement Investigators of the Year by the Missouri State Investigators Association (MSIA). Read on...
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    Coffee with the Chief tomorrow

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Eurasia Café, 445 E. Commercial. Read on...
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    SPD hosts seminar for potential recruits

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend the upcoming informational seminar on May 27. Read on...
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    Statement on prosecutor's conclusion of officer-involved shooting

    The Springfield Police Department appreciates the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office’s thorough and extensive review of the Feb. 17, 2015 shooting by then Officer Andrew Bath that resulted in the death of Michael Ireland. Read on...
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    Cause of May hotel deaths confirmed

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 1610 E. Evergreen, the La Quinta Inn, at 1:06 p.m. on May 9. Read on...
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    No jail space for municipal prisoners leaves offenders on the streets

    The jail capacity issue at the consolidated county-municipal justice center has now reached a critical point for the City of Springfield, according to City officials. Read on...
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    Brick-laying ceremony at Victims Memorial Garden this evening

    The annual brick-laying ceremony at the Victims Memorial Garden in Springfield's Phelps Grove Park will take place at 6:30 p.m. today. Read on...
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    SPD to step up seat belt enforcement

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on April 14 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up — and to save more lives. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 8:56 p.m. on April 8, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Chestnut Expressway and Barnes Avenue. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 3:30 p.m. on March 22, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Sunshine and Enterprise. Read on...
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    Coffee with the Chief

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. Read on...
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    Apartment standoff ends Monday evening

    The Springfield Police Department responded to a “check person” call at Lakeshore Apartments, 3660 S. Cox Ave., at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 10:13 this morning, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a single vehicle crash. A 2003 Honda van was traveling northbound on Highway 65 when it left the roadway just north of Sunshine, struck an embankment and overturned several times. Read on...
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    SPD is accepting applications for cadet program

    The Springfield Police Department is currently accepting applications for its cadet program. This program is a volunteer operational unit designed to prepare the cadets for a career in law enforcement while supplementing the resources of the department. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 8:03 a.m. on March 8, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Battlefield and Kansas Expressway. Read on...
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    Police Department completes annual report

    The Springfield Police Department has completed an annual report that highlights the department activities over the last 12 months that resulted in the decreased level of crime, as reported in the Uniform Crime Report, Read on...
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    Arrest made, charges filed in weekend shooting

    Kelly R. Brooks, Jr., 32, of Springfield, has been charged with one count of first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of unlawful use of a weapon. His bond is set at $75,000. Read on...
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    Neighborhood Watch training session scheduled

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session on Thursday, Feb. 26. The session will be held at 6 p.m. at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. Read on...
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    SPD recognizes promotions and honors award recipients

    The Springfield Police Department hosted a combined awards and promotions ceremony for citizens and SPD staff at 3 p.m. today at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. Read on...
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    Police identify bodies recovered in house fire

    The Springfield Police Department continues to investigate the suspicious nature of three deaths that occurred yesterday at 2246 N. Roosevelt. Read on...
  45. police lights

    Three deaths being investigated in house fire

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating the suspicious deaths of three adults where a house fire occurred this morning at 2246 N. Roosevelt. Read on...
  46. police lights

    Police release initial details of officer-involved shooting investigation

    At 10:07 p.m. on Feb. 17, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a “check person” 911 call in the 1900 block of West Division Street. Read on...
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    Police identify deceased person found yesterday

    The Springfield Police Department responded to the area of Fremont and Erie at 7:51 a.m. on Feb. 15 to check a person. Read on...
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    Homicide suspect wanted by SPD

    Willie D. Clark, Jr. (10-21-63), is a suspect currently wanted by the Springfield Police Department for questioning regarding the double homicide that occurred earlier today at 752 S. Newton. Read on...
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    Police identify double homicide victims

    The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a double homicide. At 11:57 a.m. today, officers were dispatched to a 911 call from neighbors of the residence at 752 S. Newton. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 1:01 a.m. on Feb. 10, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Battlefield and Campbell. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 11:22 p.m. on Feb. 7, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Chestnut Expressway and Haseltine Road. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 9:39 p.m. on Jan. 31, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Atlantic and Boonville. Read on...
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    Chief Williams provides update on Officer Pearson

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams, along with the family of Officer Aaron Pearson, would like to update the community on Aaron’s condition. Read on...
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    Chief Williams issues statement following shooting of officer

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams released a statement regarding this morning's officer-involved shooting where an officer was seriously injured. Read on...
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    Officer in serious, but stable condition; subject in custody for questioning

    A Springfield Police officer was shot when he responded to a "check person" call this morning around 1:30 a.m. He is in serious, but stable condition at a local hospital. Read on...
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    SPD releases 2014 Uniform Crime Report

    The Springfield Police Department's 2014 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Report has been completed. Read on...
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    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    The fourth quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 4 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of October through December of 2013, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report. Read on...
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    Crash involving pedestrian turns fatal

    At 12:01 this morning, the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a crash involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian, Gary L. Stephenson (01/03/85), was walking along West Bypass and then walked west onto the roadway. Read on...
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    Search warrants executed at pawn shops

    The Springfield Police Department is executing two related search warrants today. The warrants are to search for stolen vehicles and stolen property at Washington Pawn and American Recovery. Read on...
  60. Coffee photo

    Coffee with the Chief

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Dancing Mule Coffee Co., 1945 S. Glenstone. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 10:18 a.m. today, Springfield police responded to a crash at US 65 and Division Street. Read on...
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    Mayor issues proclamation designating Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Springfield

    Mayor Bob Stephens today presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with a proclamation designating Jan. 9, 2015 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in the City of Springfield. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 27, the Springfield Police Department responded to a fatality crash at 1768 N. Glenstone. Read on...
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    Arrests made, charges filed in home burglary case caught on video

    At approximately 5 a.m. on Dec. 12, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 1119 S. Gelven for subjects breaking into vehicles. Read on...
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    SPD honors lateral academy graduates tomorrow

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for four officers at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12 at the Springfield Police Department's SRT (Mill) Building, 216 W. Central. Read on...
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    SPD joins national crackdown to reduce substance-impaired driving fatalities

    From mid-December through New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Holiday DWI Campaign” crackdown on substance-impaired driving. The crackdown will run from Dec. 12 through Jan. 1. Read on...
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    Police identify victim of fatality crash

    The Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle crash at 3909 S. Campbell at 9:21 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5. Read on...
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    Springfield police investigate homicide

    At approximately 1:19 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, Springfield police officers responded to 2126 N. Main Avenue after a 911 caller indicated they heard noises outside and found an injured man lying on the ground bleeding. Read on...
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    Coffee with the Chief

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Hebrews Coffee, 1604 E. Republic Rd. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a crash at 10:49 a.m. today. Read on...
  71. assault video

    Police continue to seek public’s help in assault investigation

    The Springfield Police Department is continuing to investigate an assault that occurred on Aug. 22 at 318 South Avenue. Read on...
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    Sobriety checkpoint results

    On Nov. 7, the Springfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of Kansas Expressway and Broadmoor Street. Read on...
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    Springfield police investigate teen’s death

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating the death of 13-year-old, Ealiesha Tyler, after responding to a “check well-being” call at 11:42 p.m. on Nov. 3. Tyler was unresponsive at the 2237 W. Elm residence in Springfield. Read on...
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    Police Department publishes third quarter safety report

    The third quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 9 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of July through September of 2013, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report. Read on...
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    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of November. Read on...
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    "Coffee With the Chief" Aug. 14

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Hebrews Coffee, 1604 E. Republic Road. Read on...
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    Police Department publishes second quarter safety report

    The Police Department's latest Quarterly Public Safety Report shows an overall decrease in crime by 17 percent compared with the same time period of 2013. Read on...
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    Missing person alert

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person. Ashley C. Onescu (Cunningham) was last seen getting into a green Pontiac Grand Am near the Library Station at approximately 2 p.m. on June 30. Read on...
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    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased enforcement, which will include at least one DWI checkpoint, during the month of August. Read on...
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    Police warn public of telephone scam

    The suspect asked the victim for some personal information and then informed the victim she had a warrant out for her arrest for “failure to pay back a payday loan. Read on...
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    64th Recruit Academy Graduation

    Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 64th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at Praise Assembly Church, 3535 N. Glenstone. Read on...
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    City to accept Flag of Freedom award

    The Springfield Police Department and the City of Springfield’s Human Resources Department will be accepting the Flag of Freedom award at 3 p.m. today Read on...
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    Police request public’s help in solving armed robbery case

    At 4:18 a.m. today, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an armed robbery at Fast Trip, 1472 E. Kearney. Read on...
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    Fatality crash under investigation

    On July 26, 2014 at 10:36 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a red Dodge Dakota and a Yamaha Motorcycle at the Intersection of Interstate 44 and Glenstone. Read on...