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  1. crime scene tape

    Springfield police investigate homicide on Republic Road

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to the parking lot of 1645 W. Republic at 10:01 p.m. on Feb. 5 after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot. Read on...
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    Police, partner agencies continue to assist individuals notified to vacate properties

    SPD and Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door program continue to work together to assist individuals who were notified they need to move from three locations in the City not appropriate for camping, or trespassing. Read on...
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    January crash turns fatal

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Sunset and Jefferson at 1:23 p.m. on Jan. 19. Read on...
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    Motorcyclist dies after Sunday crash

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of Republic Road and Golden Avenue at 12:34 p.m. on Jan. 31. Read on...
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    Pedestrian crash turns fatal

    At 7:07 p.m. on Jan. 26 Springfield police officers responded to 2515 N. Glenstone for a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian. Read on...
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    Neighborhood Watch training session to be offered in March

    The Springfield Police Department's crime prevention officer will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session in March. Read on...
  7. UCR logo

    SPD releases 2015 Uniform Crime Report

    The Springfield Police Department's 2015 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) has been completed, and the year-end data shows an overall increase in Part 1 crime in Springfield of 4.5 percent. Read on...
  8. quarterly public safety report

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    The fourth quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 4.5 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of October through December 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report. Read on...
  9. badge

    66th Springfield Police Academy class graduates tonight

    Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 66th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 22, at the Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road. Read on...
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    Springfield police captain retires after 22 years with department

    The commander of the Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Captain David Millsap, will retire from the department on Jan. 25 after 22 years of service to the City of Springfield. Read on...
  11. Coffee photo

    Coffee with the Chief cancelled due to inclement weather

    Coffee with the Chief has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Read on...
  12. police lights

    Bicyclist succumbs to injuries after Saturday crash

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Catalpa and Scenic at 11:37 p.m. on Jan. 16. Read on...
  13. Jack Brattin

    SPD searches for missing and endangered person

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for the public’s assistance. Read on...
  14. crime scene tape

    Springfield police investigate homicide on S. Glenstone

    Springfield police responded to a convenience store located at 2101 S. Glenstone Ave. at approximately 1:22 a.m. today, Jan. 3, after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot. Read on...
  15. Priebe's award

    SPD’s Officer Mark Priebe recognized by Special Olympics Missouri

    Officer Mark Priebe of the Springfield Police Department was named the “Outstanding Unsung Hero in Region 3” by the Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Missouri. Read on...
  16. crime scene tape

    Springfield police investigate suspicious death

    Springfield police were dispatched to Franciscan Villa at 620 W. Scott Sunday night at approximately 10:46 p.m. after a 911 caller stated a gunshot was heard in a neighboring apartment. Read on...
  17. NCMEC training

    SPD commanders attend Department of Justice program focused on protecting kids

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams and five of the Springfield Police Department’s other commanders completed the Missing Children Seminar for Chief Executives (CEO) hosted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Read on...
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    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for three police officers at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. Read on...
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    Missouri Police Chiefs Association names SPD Chief Paul Williams 2015 Chief of the Year

    At its annual meeting in Jefferson City Dec. 10, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with the 2015 Missouri Police Chiefs Donald “Red” Loehr Chief of the Year Award. Read on...
  20. missing person

    Missing woman safely located

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing adult and is asking for assistance from the public. Update: Woman safely located. Read on...
  21. Coffee photo

    Coffee with the Chief

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Hebrews Coffee at 1604 E. Republic. Read on...
  22. lights

    Suspect charged in robbery/assault of delivery driver

    On Dec. 10, Springfield officers responded to the area of 2131 N. Pierce to investigate a robbery after contacting a male victim at a convenience store at 1605 E. Kearney. Read on...
  23. Tanskis

    Suspects charged in armed robbery

    At 2:13 a.m. on Dec. 12, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a robbery involving a handgun that had just taken place at a convenience store at 609 E. Elm. Read on...
  24. Periscope screenshot

    SPD to host Q&A sessions for potential applicants

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. There will be two options for the seminars: in-person and virtual. Read on...
  25. crime scene tape

    Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

    A suspect was shot and killed on Nov. 25 after attempting to take a Springfield police officer's gun. The suspect has been identified as Magnum E. Phillips, 23, of Springfield. His next of kin have been notified. Read on...
  26. CALEA

    Springfield Police Department achieves reaccreditation from CALEA

    On Nov. 21, the Springfield Police Department was awarded reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Read on...
  27. crime scene tape

    Springfield police continue homicide investigation, victim identified

    At approximately 12:25 p.m. on Nov. 23, Springfield police officers responded to 342 E. Downing Street after a 911 caller requested that officers check the well-being of the residents. Read on...
  28. seatbelt

    Increased "Click It or Ticket" enforcement Wednesday

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on Nov. 25 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up, and save more lives. Read on...
  29. crash

    October crash turns fatal

    At 5:36 a.m. on Oct. 30, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Division Street and LeCompte Road. Read on...
  30. awards and promotions

    SPD recognizes promotions and honors award recipients

    The Springfield Police Department hosted a combined awards and promotions ceremony for citizens and SPD staff at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Springfield Art Museum. Read on...
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    Springfield police investigate connected robberies

    The Springfield Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of two related robberies that occurred on Nov. 13 and 15. Read on...
  32. patch

    Media Alert: SPD to present awards, recognize promotions

    The Springfield Police Department will recognize three promotions and present 13 awards at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Springfield Art Museum. Read on...
  33. crime scene tape

    Fatality crash

    At 4:47 a.m. on Nov. 6, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Orchard Crest Avenue and Watkins Street. Read on...
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    Sobriety checkpoint results

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night on Sunshine Street at West Bypass. Read on...
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    Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting identified as Joseph M. Tyndall

    The suspect who pointed a gun at Springfield police officers and was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Nov. 4 has been identified as Joseph M. Tyndall, age 30. Read on...
  36. Coffee photo

    Coffee with the Chief this Friday

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Dancing Mule, 1945 S. Glenstone. Read on...
  37. podium

    Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

    Chief Paul Williams delivered a statement on the Nov. 4 officer-involved shooting. One subject was killed, and no officers were injured. Read on...
  38. crime scene tape

    Springfield police investigate homicide on W. State

    At approximately 8:25 a.m. on Nov. 2, officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to 920 W. State Street after a 911 caller stated a disturbance was occurring at the residence. Read on...
  39. drunk driving photo

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint in November

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of November. Read on...
  40. QPSR3rd2015.jpg

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    The third quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 3 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of July through September 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report. Read on...
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    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Read on...
  42. crime scene

    Springfield police investigate homicide

    At approximately 9:23 p.m. on Oct. 26, Springfield police officers responded to 2148 N. East Apt. #B after the 911 caller discovered a male subject who was not breathing. Read on...
  43. lights

    Pedestrian dies following Oct. 6 traffic crash

    At 9:49 p.m. on Oct. 6, a crash occurred near the intersection of National Avenue and Bear Boulevard. Read on...
  44. Coffee photo

    Coffee with the Chief

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. Read on...
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    Burglary suspect charged

    Robert Jacob Rushing, 33, of Springfield has been charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of felony stealing. Read on...
  46. Patch

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Friday

    The Springfield Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Special Response Team Building, 216 W. Central. Read on...
  47. Job fair

    SPD to host Q&A sessions for potential applicants

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. There will be two options for the seminars: in-person and virtual. Read on...
  48. Stop the Violence banner

    Family Violence Task Force to partner with Verizon and MSU to host third annual community conference

    Verizon Wireless has awarded a $15,000 HopeLine grant to the Family Violence Task Force, a part of Community Partnership of the Ozarks' Violence Free Families. The funds will allow domestic violence training to be provided at no cost to the community. Read on...
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    Increased police presence planned this weekend

    The Springfield Police Department will increase its presence this weekend in the area of the Glenstone/Kearney intersection. Read on...
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    City to receive federal grant to help hire 11 additional police officers

    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 11 additional officer positions under the 2015 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). Read on...
  51. Coffee photo

    Coffee with the Chief

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. Read on...
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    Neighborhood Watch training sessions to be offered next month

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions in October. Read on...
  53. blurred vision

    Sobriety checkpoint results

    The Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night at Jefferson Avenue and Harrison Street. Read on...
  54. Neighborhood watch signs

    Neighborhood Watch training sessions to be offered next month

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions in October. Read on...
  55. Citizens police academy

    2015 Citizen’s Police Academy kicks off tomorrow

    The Springfield Police Department’s 2015 Citizen’s Police Academy begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. Read on...
  56. Carrie Ann Allen

    Update on missing person

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from the public. Read on...
  57. drunk driving photo

    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 September. Read on...
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    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again donate half its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Fire departments. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    At 11:32 p.m. on Aug. 15, Springfield officers were dispatched to a crash involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian near the Campbell Avenue exit on James River Freeway. Read on...
  60. blurred vision

    Sobriety checkpoint conducted last night

    The Springfield Police Department and The Greene County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night at Campbell Avenue and Bennett Street. Read on...
  61. Coffee photo

    Coffee with the Chief this Thursday

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Big Momma's Coffee and Espresso Bar, 217 E. Commercial. Read on...
  62. railroad crossing

    Multiple agencies partner today for Operation Lifesaver

    This morning, the Springfield Police Department partnered with BNSF Railroad officers, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Operation Lifesaver, which is a program aimed toward rail safety education. Read on...
  63. police lights

    Injury crash turned fatal

    At 9:18 a.m. on June 15, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at 2906 E. Eastwood. An unoccupied 2001 Toyota Tacoma, which was in neutral, rolled backward (northbound) down a private driveway and struck the owner. Read on...
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    One of Springfield’s first female police officers to retire from the City after 41 years

    After 41 years serving the City of Springfield, Municipal Court bailiff and one of Springfield's first female police officers, Sandy Goss, will retire on Friday. Read on...
  65. Kevin Holle

    Springfield police officer receives statewide award from American Legion

    An officer with the Springfield Police Department received the 2015 Law & Order Award this month from the Missouri Department of American Legion. Read on...
  66. crime scene tape

    Crash results in two fatalities

    The Springfield Police Department and other emergency personnel responded to a fatality crash at 4:14 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the intersection of West Bypass and Battlefield. The crash involved two motor vehicles. Read on...
  67. NNO logo

    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...
  68. CALEA logo

    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...
  71. public safety report

    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...
  72. open garage

    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...
  73. SPD patch

    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...
  74. 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...
  75. police lights

    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...
  76. 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...
  77. police car

    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...
  78. academy class

    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...
  79. drunk driving

    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...
  80. Coffee photo

    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...
  81. SPD patch

    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...
  82. lights

    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...
  83. drunk driving photo

    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...
  84. crime scene tape

    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...
  85. 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...
  86. Randy marney

    Update: Child has been located

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

    UPDATE: Missing endangered child located

    The Springfield Police Department has located the missing and endangered child, Jacob Dake. Read on...
  88. 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...
  89. 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...
  90. 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...
  91. Coffee photo

    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...
  92. podium

    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...
  93. crime scene tape

    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...
  94. Memorial garden

    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...
  96. broken glass

    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...
  97. Lt Brian Phillips

    Springfield Police Department 25-year veteran to retire

    The Springfield Police Department will be honoring Lt. Brian Phillips during a retirement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.22 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. Read on...