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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, Sept. 17, at the Dancing Mule, 1945 S. Glenstone Ave. Read on...
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    New “COPS” episodes feature Springfield Police Department

    Springfield Police Department officers will be featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS”, set to air at 7 p.m. CST on SPIKE on Sept. 13. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a fatality crash that occurred near Chestnut Expressway and Meteor at 8:12 p.m. on Sept. 10. Read on...
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    Missing person alert

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from the public. Read on...
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    Death investigation ruled homicide, arrest made

    At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Springfield police officers responded to 1619 S. Kentwood Avenue in reference to a call that there was a deceased person at that location. 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, Oct. 2. The session will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. Read on...
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    Search Warrant – 2210 N. Boonville

    On Aug. 28, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Springfield Police Department, with assistance from the Springfield Fire Department, FBI and the Missouri National Guard, executed a state search warrant at 2210 N. Boonville. Read on...
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    Chief Williams joins national effort to combat crimes of violence against women

    Chief Williams has been chosen to participate in the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women hosted by The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Read on...
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    Police release name of deceased child

    At 6:54 p.m. on Aug. 17, Springfield police were dispatched to 2305 E. Atlantic in reference to a 1-year-old child being run over by a vehicle. Read on...
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    Police chief addresses personnel matter

    In response to numerous media inquiries following a May 9 incident, Police Chief Paul Williams is issuing the following statement. Read on...
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    Springfield Citizen’s Police Academy kicks off tomorrow

    The Springfield Police Department will kick off the 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. 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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    DWI checkpoint results

    On Aug. 8, the Springfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 1400 block of S. Scenic Avenue. 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...
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    Police make changes to non-injury crash response

    During the past harsh winter, the community likely noticed the Springfield Police Department (SPD) go into “emergency status” for traffic crash response. Read on...
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    Victim identified in fatality crash

    At 6:56 p.m. Thursday, July 10, Springfield police were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at the intersection of Kansas Expressway and Nichols Street. Read on...
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    Police seek escaped inmate

    An inmate who was in the being transported today from Strafford to Springfield escaped custody at about 7:15 p.m. in the area of Division and Sherman. Read on...
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    Statement on officer-involved shooting

    As announced on May 9, two separate investigations would be conducted (as is SPD practice) after the officer-involved shooting that occurred that day. Read on...
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    SPD presents awards, recognizes promotions

    SPD recognized three promotions and awarded citizens July 2. Read on...
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    Operation Lifesaver results in 16 citations

    This morning, the Springfield Police Department partnered with BNSF Railroad officers and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in Operation Lifesaver, which is a program aimed toward rail safety education. 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 the Springfield Police Department has been noticing an increase in this type of criminal behavior. Read on...
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    Vehicle-pedestrian crash under investigation

    At 11:02 p.m. on June 21, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Loren Street in regards to a pedestrian who had been struck by vehicle near the intersection. Read on...
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    Fatality crash under investigation

    At 7:53 a.m. today, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a tan Toyota Corolla and a gray Jeep Cherokee at the intersection of Sunshine and Enterprise. Read on...
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    First annual Junior Police Academy today

    This day-long academy will teach youth aged 10-13 about the police department. Read on...
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    Missing person alert

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from the public. Read on...
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    WANTED: Chance W. Parker

    The Springfield Police Department is requesting help locating fugitive Chance W. Parker, 25. Read on...
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    "Coffee With the Chief" June 6

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Friday, June 6, at the Big Momma’s Coffee and Espresso Bar. Read on...
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    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint in June

    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 June. Read on...
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    SPD to participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

    Springfield Police Department personnel will be participating in the statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics Missouri on May 28. Read on...
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    SPD lieutenants graduate from Command College

    Captains Greg Higdon and David Millsap standing with Lieutenants Robert Pitts and Kevin GrizzellTwo lieutenants from the Springfield Police Department were honored as part of the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (MPCCF) Command College. Read on...
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    DWI checkpoint results

    The Springfield Police Department and The Greene County Sheriff's Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night at Jefferson Avenue and Kimbrough Street. Read on...
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    Business Watch training session next week

    The Springfield Police Department (SPD) will be conducting a Business Watch training session from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, May 30. Read on...
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    Video released from April downtown disturbance

    Last week on social media, a short video clip surfaced of a portion of a downtown disturbance at Zan, 311 N. Patton, which occurred on April 27. Zan has since provided surveillance videos to the Springfield Police Department. Read on...
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    "Coffee With the Chief" May 15

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Dancing Mule. Read on...
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    Police, deputies investigate officer-involved shooting

    At 2:43 p.m. today, Springfield police and Greene County deputies were dispatched to 5431 W. Sunshine, near the western city limits of Springfield, in reference to an armed female firing shots at two males. 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 a DWI checkpoint, during the month of May. Read on...
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    Police investigate double homicide

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a house in the 3200 block of S. Greenbrier Ave. at 7 p.m. Thursday. Police entered the house to discover Gary Tyrrell, 60, and Jan Tyrrell, 61, deceased. Read on...
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    Police promotions celebrated with ceremony Friday

    The Springfield Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Special Response Team Building. Read on...
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    Police Department publishes first quarter safety report

    The first quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 19 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of the first three months of 2013, and it is shown in the SPD’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report. Read on...