Springfield Police Department News Releases

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

Injury crash turned fatal

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At 9:18 a.m. on June 15, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

One of Springfield’s first female police officers to retire from the City after 41 years

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Ever since the first police departments in the U.S. were formed in the mid-19th century, policing has been viewed by most as a traditionally male career path.

In 1970, only about 2 percent of all police offi...Read on...

Download high-res photo of Sandy Goss.
Posted on: July 30, 2015

Springfield police officer receives statewide award from American Legion

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An officer with the Springfield Police Department received high honors this month from the Miss...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Crash results in two fatalities

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The Springfield Police Department and other emergency personnel responded to a fatality crash a...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2015

National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams is sending a message to criminals: neighborhoods are org...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Accreditation assessment team invites public comment

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A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CA...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Springfield police conducted saturation patrol Thursday

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On July 23, the Springfield Police Department conducted a DWI saturation patrol. Six drivers we...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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The second quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 6 percent. This is in comparison...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Garage burglaries trending upward

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One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and just as...Read on...

Crime Prevention
Posted on: July 10, 2015

SPD to honor lateral academy graduates today

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A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for two police officers at 4 p.m. today at the Sp...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2015

Springfield captain graduates from Senior Management Institute for Police

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The commander of the Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Captain ...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 3:46 p.m. on June 30, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Police supervisor receives automotive fleet specialist certification

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DeAnn Reynolds, fleet and equipment supervisor for the Springfield Police Department, earned ac...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Vehicle vs. bicycle crash turns fatal

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At 1:41 p.m. on June 29, Springfield police officers responded to the intersection of Brentwood...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2014

65th Springfield Police Academy class graduates Friday

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Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 65th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

SPD hosts seminar for potential recruits

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The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a S...Read on...

Police Officer Employment
Posted on: June 19, 2015

Eight drivers arrested during saturation patrol

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On June 18, the Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Coffee with the Chief tomorrow

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 1:43 p.m. on May 18, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash nea...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Missing endangered child: Maximus Mobley-Benson, 9

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UPDATE: Maximus was safely located in the 3800 block of S. Campbell.

The Springfield Police ...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least o...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

Springfield police ask to hear from witnesses of vehicular assault

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At approximately 1:49 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, Springfield police officers responded to Cartoo...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2015

Shooting suspect wanted: Tyler Shepard

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The Springfield Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating Tyler B. S...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2015

Update: Child has been located

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Update: Randy Marney was safely returned to his home on a church bus just before 1 p.m. today ...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

UPDATE: Missing endangered child located

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Update: 2-month-old Jacob Dake and parents, Kyle Dake and Dorothy Stas, were located this morni...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

SPD lieutenant graduates from Command College

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A lieutenant from the Springfield Police Department was honored as part of the Missouri Police ...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

Memorial Day crash turns fatal

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At 1:13 p.m. on May 25, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash nea...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

SPD detectives receive statewide honor

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Two detectives from the Springfield Police Department have been named Law Enforcement Investiga...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2015

Coffee with the Chief tomorrow

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

SPD hosts seminar for potential recruits

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The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a S...Read on...

Police Officer Employment
Posted on: May 15, 2015

Statement on prosecutor's conclusion of officer-involved shooting

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The Springfield Police Department appreciates the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office’s thorough ...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Cause of May hotel deaths confirmed

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June 22, 2015 Update:
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performed t...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

No jail space for municipal prisoners leaves offenders on the streets

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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. Sheriff Jim Arnott announced he would stop a...Read on...

View the Task Force's report.
Posted on: April 23, 2015

Brick-laying ceremony at Victims Memorial Garden this evening

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The annual brick-laying ceremony at the Victims Memorial Garden in Springfield's Phelps ...Read on...

Program for brick-laying ceremony
Posted on: April 13, 2015

SPD to step up seat belt enforcement

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The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on Apr...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 8:56 p.m. on April 8, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 3:30 p.m. on March 22, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash n...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2015

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2015

Apartment standoff ends Monday evening

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The Springfield Police Department responded to a “check person” call at Lakeshore Apartments, 3...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 10:13 this morning, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a single vehicle cra...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2015

SPD is accepting applications for cadet program

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The Springfield Police Department is currently accepting applications for its cadet program. Th...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 8:03 a.m. on March 8, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Police Department completes annual report

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The Springfield Police Department has completed an annual report that highlights the department...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Arrest made, charges filed in weekend shooting

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On Feb. 21 at 7:38 p.m., officers from the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to Fre...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Neighborhood Watch training session scheduled

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The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session on T...Read on...

Training Session Registration Form
Posted on: February 23, 2015

SPD recognizes promotions and honors award recipients

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The Springfield Police Department hosted a combined awards and promotions ceremony for citizens...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Police identify bodies recovered in house fire

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The Springfield Police Department continues to investigate the suspicious nature of three death...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Three deaths being investigated in house fire

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating the suspicious deaths of three adults where ...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Police release initial details of officer-involved shooting investigation

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At 10:07 p.m. on Feb. 17, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a “check person” ...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2015

Police identify deceased person found yesterday

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The Springfield Police Department responded to the area of Fremont and Erie at 7:51 a.m. on Feb...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Homicide suspect wanted by SPD

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Willie D. Clark, Jr. (10-21-63), is a suspect currently wanted by the Springfield Police Depart...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Police identify double homicide victims

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The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a double homicide. At 11:57 a.m. t...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 1:01 a.m. on Feb. 10, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 11:22 p.m. on Feb. 7, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 9:39 p.m. on Jan. 31, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

Chief Williams provides update on Officer Pearson

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams, along with the family of Officer Aaron Pearson, would l...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

Chief Williams issues statement following shooting of officer

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Our police department has been struck by a tragic incident this morning. The health of our inju...Read on...

View the media briefing.
Posted on: January 26, 2015

Officer in serious, but stable condition; subject in custody for questioning

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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. The suspect in the shooting, which occurred near Chestnut and Glenstone, T...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2015

SPD releases 2014 Uniform Crime Report

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The Springfield Police Department's 2014 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Repor...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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The fourth quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 4 percent. This is in comparison...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2015

Crash involving pedestrian turns fatal

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At 12:01 this morning, the Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a crash invol...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

Search warrants executed at pawn shops

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The Springfield Police Department is executing two related search warrants today. The warrants ...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2015

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 10:18 a.m. today, Springfield police responded to a crash at US 65 and Division Street.

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Posted on: January 9, 2015

Mayor issues proclamation designating Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Springfield

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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.

"I urge all citizens to join with me in commending law enforcem...Read on...

View the proclamation.
Posted on: December 29, 2014

Fatality crash

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At 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 27, the Springfield Police Department responded to a crash at 1768 N. Glen...Read on...

Posted on: December 17, 2014

Arrests made, charges filed in home burglary case caught on video

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At approximately 5 a.m. on Dec. 12, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 1119 S....Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2014

SPD honors lateral academy graduates tomorrow

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A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for four police officers at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. ...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2014

SPD joins national crackdown to reduce substance-impaired driving fatalities

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From mid-December through New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annu...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Police identify victim of fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle crash at 3909 S. Ca...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2014

Springfield police investigate homicide

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At approximately 1:19 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, Springfield police officers responded to 2126 N. ...Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2014

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

Fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a crash at 10:49 a.m. today.

Two vehicl...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Police continue to seek public’s help in assault investigation

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The Springfield Police Department is continuing to investigate an assault that occurred on Aug....Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2014

Sobriety checkpoint results

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On Nov. 7, the Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2014

Springfield police investigate teen’s death

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating the death of 13-year-old, Ealiesha Tyler, af...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Police Department publishes third quarter safety report

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The third quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 9 percent. This is in comparison ...Read on...

Quarterly Public Safety Reports - Archive
Posted on: November 3, 2014

Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least o...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2014

Police Department publishes second quarter safety report

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The second quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 17 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June of 2013, and it is shown in the Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Missing person alert

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking f...Read on...

View photo of Ashley C. Onescu.
Posted on: August 4, 2014

Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased ...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

City to accept Flag of Freedom award

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The Springfield Police Department and the City of Springfield’s Human Resources Department will...Read on...