Posted on: August 30, 2016

Police search for suspect involved in violent crimes

Elston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department is searching for Thomas Elston, a 35-year-old male from Springfield. He is believed to be the subject responsible for violent crimes that have occurred in Springfield today. Elston is approximatel...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Wednesday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

  • Sgt. Jennifer Charleston was promoted to lieutena...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: August 29, 2016

    Police request public's help locating missing, endangered person

    Lanny Jackson

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for the public’s assistance. Lanny D. Jackson, 70, went missing from his home in the 1900 block of E. Ridgewood Dr. in Sp...Read on...

    Posted on: August 27, 2016

    Fatality crash

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to the area of Sunshine Avenue and Seiger Street for a motor vehicle crash at 12:58 a.m. on Aug. 27. The initial investigation determined that a white 2006 Hummer H3, operated by Jordan ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 18, 2016

    Police continue homicide investigation, suspect in custody

    crime scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to 635 E. University at approximately 7:36 p.m. on Aug. 17 after receiving a report that a man and woman had been stabbed at the home. Upon arriving at the location, officers located a d...Read on...

    Posted on: August 14, 2016

    Sobriety checkpoint results

    blurred vision

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other members of the Central Ozarks Regional DWI Task Force, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last n...Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2016

    Motorists in Wednesday's fatality crash identified

    crash scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at Chestnut Expressway and Lulwood Avenue at 4:36 p.m. on Aug. 10.

    A 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Nathan Heflin, 34, of Springfield, was turning from north...Read on...

    Posted on: August 10, 2016

    "Coffee with the Chief" tomorrow morning

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Dancing Mule, 1945 S. Glenstone. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the pu...Read on...

    Posted on: August 9, 2016

    Police seek assistance in missing juvenile investigation

    Alway

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered juvenile. Jacquelyn Alway, 16, voluntarily left her home in Springfield on Aug. 6 and was last seen at the bus stop at Division and Johnston. ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 9, 2016

    SPD hosts Q&A session for potential applicants tonight

    job expo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at th...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD.
    Posted on: August 3, 2016

    67th Springfield Police Academy class to graduate Friday

    badge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 67th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 5, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road.

    These 11 graduates have undergone 1,059 hours (26 weeks) of inten...Read on...

    Posted on: July 27, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    Quarterly Public Safety Report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The second quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 2 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Saf...Read on...

    Posted on: July 25, 2016

    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
    Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • $1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (5:30-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Pre...
  • Read on...

    View the public service announcement.
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    "Coffee with the Chief" tomorrow morning

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Big Momma's Coffee & Espresso Bar, 217 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open...Read on...

    Posted on: July 12, 2016

    Person found dead after house fire

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department and Springfield Fire Marshals are investigating a death and a fire that began on the 900 block of West Ildereen around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

    A woman told police and fire investigators that ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2016

    Springfield police investigate suspicious deaths

    SPD Logo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to 906 S. Kickapoo at approximately 1:14 p.m. on July 8 after family members of the residents called 911 and requested a well-being check.

    Upon arriving at the location, officers l...Read on...

    Posted on: July 6, 2016

    SPD to host Q&A session for potential applicants

    job expo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at t...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD.
    Posted on: July 1, 2016

    Suspect of child molestation case now in custody

    Frank Schultz

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Frank P. Lambert (DOB, 6-30-58), who was identifying previously as Frank Schultz, was taken into custody this evening after police received a tip from a citizen and located Lambert in the 800 block of N. Forest in Springf...Read on...

    Posted on: June 16, 2016

    SPD opens application process for teen cadet program

    cadets

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is now accepting applications for its Cadet Unit, which is a volunteer operational unit designed to prepare the cadets for a career in law enforcement while supplementing the resources of the depa...Read on...

    Springfield Cadet Unit
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    Missing and endangered person, James Edwards, located

    missing person

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: James J. Edwards was located at approximately 9:30 a.m. today. A citizen observed him near the area of National and Chestnut, reported the sighting to police and officers located him. He was not in medical distress and was...Read on...

    Posted on: June 14, 2016

    Investigation of fatal hit-and-run continues

    under investigation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is continuing the investigation into a motor vehicle crash in which a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of East Kearney Street at approximately 11:10 p.m. on Friday, June 10. The ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 14, 2016

    Neighborhood Watch training session to be offered

    nbrhoodwatch.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session from 8:30 a.m.-noon on June 25 in the Frisco Room at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield. The training focuses on...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: June 11, 2016

    Hit-and-run suspect critically injures bicyclist

    SPD Logo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash in which a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of East Kearney Street at approximately 11:10 p.m. on Friday, June 10. The bicyclist received c...Read on...

    Posted on: June 11, 2016

    Two arrested during sobriety checkpoint

    blurred vision

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night on Glenstone Avenue at Turner Street. A total of 731 motorists were contacted during the 3 ½ ho...Read on...

    Posted on: June 8, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2016

    Offering citizens a crash course on policing in Springfield

    Citizens Police Academy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Each year, the Springfield Police Department offers citizens the unique opportunity to get a taste of how their law enforcement agency and its many specialized units operate. A successful and interactive program called the Citizen...Read on...

    Apply for the Citizens Police Academy
    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    Search ends for missing endangered person

    Downing

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Mr. Downing was located by a citizen near the yard waste recycling center in the 3600 block of S. Hutchinson Rd. He has no apparent injuries.

    Original release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a repor...Read on...

    Posted on: May 31, 2016

    SPD has DWI checkpoint planned for June

    impaired driving

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of June. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Consequenc...Read on...

    Posted on: May 30, 2016

    Search ends for missing endangered person

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update:
    The search has ended for Michael Bickel who safely returned home this morning.

    Original: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for the public’s ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 28, 2016

    Fatal crash in west Springfield

    lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at Sunshine Street and Zimmer Road, at 3:10 p.m. on May 28.

    A 2005 Victory motorcycle, driven by Eric Teague, 43, of Springfield, was turning from westbound Su...Read on...

    Posted on: May 27, 2016

    SPD lieutenants graduate from Command College

    Command College

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Two lieutenants from the Springfield Police Department were honored as part of the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (MPCCF) Command College Class VI. Lieutenants Stacey Parton and Culley Wilson graduated from MPCCF’s C...Read on...

    Posted on: May 24, 2016

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Thursday

    corporal stripes

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    The following officers will be promoted to the rank ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 20, 2016

    Springfield police continue investigation of convenience store robberies

    Suspect photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a string of robberies that occurred early Tuesday morning. In each of three of the morning’s robberies, one or two males entered the convenience stores, displayed guns and took u...Read on...

    Posted on: May 19, 2016

    Search ends for missing and endangered person; woman found safe

    Whitney Sisco

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Whitney Sisco was located at Walmart at 2825 N. Kansas Expressway this evening. She is safe and her health is in good condition.

    Original release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missin...Read on...

    Posted on: May 17, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Kingdom Coffee, 211 S. Market.. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the pub...Read on...

    Posted on: May 17, 2016

    SPD veteran to retire after 25 years of service

    Kamykowski

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Lt. Scott Kamykowski of the Springfield Police Department will retire on May 27 after 25 years of service to the City of Springfield.

    Kamykowski earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Drury University and began hi...Read on...

    Posted on: May 13, 2016

    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates

    badge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for four police officers at 5 p.m. today, May 13, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Graduates include:

  • Nick Brasser, formerly of th...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    Fatality pedestrian crash

    investigation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: The victim of the fatality crash in the 2500 block of W. Kearney has been identified as Michelle McCown, 43, of Springfield. Her next of kin has been notified. The vehicle involved was a 2005 Buick Century driven by Johnni...Read on...

    Posted on: January 4, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The first quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 10 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of January through March 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 2, 2016

    January assault turns to homicide investigation

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department responded to 1053 S. Thelma Ave. at approximately 1:34 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2016, after a 911 caller stated a person had been stabbed. Officers located a male victim inside the home who had injuries c...Read on...

    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    Missing person case comes to a close

    J. Waterhouse

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update:
    Junelle Waterhouse was contacted by police on April 28 and is no longer considered missing.

    Original news release:The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person. Junell...Read on...

    Posted on: April 19, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief this Thursday

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at Dancing Mule, 1945 S. Glenstone. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the p...Read on...

    Posted on: April 12, 2016

    Statewide "Click It or Ticket" enforcement Thursday

    belt.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    Despite eviden...Read on...

    Buckle Up and Arrive Alive
    Posted on: April 9, 2016

    Fifteen impaired drivers arrested during sobriety checkpoint

    blurred vision

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night at Jefferson Avenue and Harrison Street. A total of 590 motorists were contacted during the four ...Read on...

    Posted on: March 31, 2016

    Fatality crash in Springfield

    broken glass

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department responded to an injury crash at Kansas Expressway and Mt. Vernon at 7:13 a.m. on March 31.

    A 2001 Ford F-150, driven by Anthony Smith, 32, of Springfield, with a passenger, Viola Tuttle, 62, of...Read on...

    Posted on: March 30, 2016

    SPD has DWI checkpoint planned for April

    impaired driving

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of April. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Consequen...Read on...

    Posted on: March 23, 2016

    Missing and endangered person, Bobbie L. Carter, located in Texas

    Bobbie Carter

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Bobbie Carter and Irwin Rogers were located by deputies of the Wichita Falls Sheriff's Department today. SPD's missing person case has concluded now that Bobbie has been located and is considered an adult in the state of M...Read on...

    Posted on: March 21, 2016

    City to pay to house inmates in Miller, Taney counties

    handcuffs.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council voted on March 21 to allocate up to $500,000 to house inmates in Miller and Taney County detention facilities, as a temporary solution to a long-standing disagreement with the Greene County Sheriff over th...Read on...

    Posted on: March 21, 2016

    Missing and endangered person, Timothy "Scott" Bell, located

    Timothy Bell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Original news release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from the public. Timothy “Scott” Bell, 49, was last contacted while receiving medical care in Spri...Read on...

    Posted on: March 15, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief this Thursday

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at Big Momma's Coffee & Espresso Bar, 217 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open...Read on...

    Posted on: March 14, 2016

    Assault turns to homicide investigation after victim dies from injuries

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 831 W. Catalpa at 6:58 p.m. on March 11 after a 911 caller found an injured male lying along the road.

    Officers and medical personnel located Landon M. Bays, 18, of Springfi...Read on...

    Posted on: March 12, 2016

    Police need assistance in identifying victim of life-threatening assault

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: The victim has been identified as Landon Mark Bays, 18, of Springfield. He is currently in critical condition, and next of kin has been notified. SPD has no further details to provide regarding the assault investigation a...Read on...

    Posted on: March 9, 2016

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Friday

    recognition

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Mill Building, 216 W. Central.

    Lt. Shawn Williams was promoted to captain, effective March 6.
    Sgt. Jason Laub was promoted to...Read on...

    Posted on: March 7, 2016

    SPD to host Q&A session for potential applicants

    Job fair

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 14, at t...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD.
    Posted on: February 28, 2016

    Springfield police officer assaulted with vehicle, suspect charged

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Just before 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, Officer Clinton “Dave” Laws was in the area of Glenstone and Division where he located a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Casey's General Store. The driver refused to acknowledge Officer L...Read on...

    Posted on: February 26, 2016

    Police Department completes annual report

    annual report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department has completed an annual report that highlights the department’s activities during 2015.

    Police Chief Paul Williams mentions in his opening message of the report that many things were accomplish...Read on...

    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Springfield Police Department provides “Safe Exchange Zone” for internet transactions

    Safe Exchange Zone

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department has designated a parking spot at its headquarters, 321 E. Chestnut Expressway, to create a secure location for Springfield residents to complete transactions initiated in an online forum such as F...Read on...

    Posted on: February 18, 2016

    Statewide "Click It or Ticket" enforcement tomorrow

    seat belt

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on Feb. 19 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up and to save more lives. Despite evidence pr...Read on...

    Posted on: February 15, 2016

    Motorcyclist dies weeks after January crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Chestnut Expressway and O’Hara Avenue at 3:46 p.m. on Jan. 29.

    A 2015 Triumph motorcycle driven by Donald Myers, 55, of Springfield, was traveling eastbou...Read on...

    Posted on: February 14, 2016

    Springfield police investigate homicide

    crime scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police were dispatched to 839 S. West Ave. at approximately 6:42 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot.

    Upon arrival to this address, officers located a male victim in the front...Read on...

    Posted on: February 12, 2016

    Long-time Springfield homicide sergeant to retire

    Sgt. Allen Neal

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sgt. Allen Neal will retire on Feb. 18 after 25 years of service with the Springfield Police Department.

    Sgt. Allen Neal began his law enforcement career with the Panola County Sherriff’s Office in Batesville, Miss. After three...Read on...

    Posted on: July 1, 2015

    Fatality crash investigation continues at Springfield Sanitary Landfill

    landfill.jpeg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at 3545 W Farm Road 34, the Springfield Sanitary Landfill, at 10:57 a.m. on Feb. 10.

    A 2016 Kenworth semi truck towing a trailer, driven by Jordan Born, 28, of...Read on...

    Posted on: February 11, 2016

    Subject of missing person investigation, located

    Newberry

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: The subject of this missing person investigation has been located and is safe.

    Original news release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from th...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    Victim identified in fatal pedestrian crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the 2000 block of South Glenstone Avenue for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at 6:36 p.m. on Feb. 9. The initial investigation determined a red 2005 Ford Five Hundred sedan dri...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    Fatality crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Grand Street and Golden Avenue at 5:56 p.m. on Feb. 9.

    A 2003 Jeep Wrangler driven by Mary Murphy, 44, of Springfield, was traveling eastbound on Grand St...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between t...Read on...

    Posted on: February 6, 2016

    Springfield police investigate homicide on Republic Road

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. At the scene, officers located a male victim in the parking lot that had ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 5, 2016

    Police, partner agencies continue to assist individuals notified to vacate properties

    campsite.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Department and Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door program, which works to prevent and end homelessness in Greene, Christian and Webster Counties, continue to work together to assist an estimated 20 in...Read on...

    View protocol for moving homeless camps.
    Posted on: February 4, 2016

    January crash turns fatal

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Sunset and Jefferson at 1:23 p.m. on Jan. 19. A 2005 Pontiac Vibe driven by Timothy D. Keeling, 67, of Springfield, was traveling southbound on Jefferson whe...Read on...

    Posted on: February 1, 2016

    Motorcyclist dies after Sunday crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    A 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Brian Raymond, 39, o...Read on...

    Posted on: February 1, 2016

    Pedestrian crash turns fatal

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 7:07 p.m. on Jan. 26 Springfield police officers responded to 2515 N. Glenstone for a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

    Pedestrians Petra Hensler, 53, and Kevin Drake, 56, both of Springfield, were traveling westbou...Read on...

    Posted on: January 29, 2016

    Neighborhood Watch training session to be offered in March

    nbrhoodwatch.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session from 6-9 p.m. on March 15 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. The training focuses on crime p...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: January 29, 2016

    SPD releases 2015 Uniform Crime Report

    UCR logo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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, compared to 2014, w...Read on...

    Posted on: January 26, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    quarterly public safety report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 Pu...Read on...

    Quarterly Public Safety Report - 4th Quarter 2015
    Posted on: January 22, 2016

    66th Springfield Police Academy class graduates tonight

    badge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    These 21 graduates have undergone 1,019 hours (26 wee...Read on...

    Posted on: January 21, 2016

    Springfield police captain retires after 22 years with department

    DavidMillsapsmall.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    During his time wit...Read on...

    Posted on: August 10, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief cancelled due to inclement weather

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Coffee with the Chief has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Big Momma's Coffee and Espres...Read on...

    Posted on: January 17, 2016

    Bicyclist succumbs to injuries after Saturday crash

    police lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

    A bicyclist, Darion L. Sands, 27, of Springfield, was traveling westbound when he was struck by a 2006 Ford ...Read on...

    Posted on: January 8, 2016

    SPD searches for missing and endangered person

    Jack Brattin

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Brattin was located in Lincoln, Mo. He is safe with law enforcement and waiting to be reunited with family.

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

    Posted on: January 3, 2016

    Springfield police investigate homicide on S. Glenstone

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. Upon arrival at the convenience store, officers loca...Read on...

    Posted on: December 22, 2015

    SPD’s Officer Mark Priebe recognized by Special Olympics Missouri

    Priebe's award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The state’s top achievers were recognize...Read on...

    SPD's Polar Plunge Team Page
    Posted on: December 21, 2015

    Springfield police investigate suspicious death

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. Upon responding to Franciscan Villa, officer...Read on...

    Posted on: December 18, 2015

    SPD commanders attend Department of Justice program focused on protecting kids

    NCMEC training

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 Chil...Read on...

    NCMEC Law Enforcement Training
    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    Graduates include:

  • Nathan Fetters, formerly of the ...
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    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    Missouri Police Chiefs Association names SPD Chief Paul Williams 2015 Chief of the Year

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    M...Read on...

    View congratulatory video from SPD and City staff.
    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    Missing woman safely located

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Patroni was located and is safe.

    Original release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing adult and is asking for assistance from the public. The adult is Alejandrina Patroni , a 92-...Read on...

    Posted on: December 15, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between th...Read on...

    Posted on: December 14, 2015

    Suspect charged in robbery/assault of delivery driver

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The victim was able to tell officers that he worked for Pi...Read on...

    Posted on: December 14, 2015

    Suspects charged in armed robbery

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    In the parking lot of the store, two males exited their...Read on...

    Posted on: December 7, 2015

    SPD to host Q&A sessions for potential applicants

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 virtua...Read on...

    Posted on: November 26, 2015

    Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    At approximate...Read on...

    Posted on: November 25, 2015

    Springfield Police Department achieves reaccreditation from CALEA

    CALEA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Nov. 21, Chief Paul Williams, Sgt. Patrick Haenni and Capt. Vance Holland of the Springfield Police Department appeared before the Board of Commissioners for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (C...Read on...

    Posted on: November 24, 2015

    Springfield police continue homicide investigation, victim identified

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. After responding to the home, officers were a...Read on...

    Posted on: November 23, 2015

    Increased "Click It or Ticket" enforcement Wednesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    Despite evidence p...Read on...

    Posted on: November 17, 2015

    October crash turns fatal

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 5:36 a.m. on Oct. 30, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Division Street and LeCompte Road. A 2006 Chevrolet HHR driven by Kimber L. Vansandt, 21, of Springfield, was traveling southbound o...Read on...

    Posted on: November 17, 2015

    SPD recognizes promotions and honors award recipients

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. Staff and citizens were commended for their service, and in some cas...Read on...

    Posted on: November 16, 2015

    Springfield police investigate connected robberies

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

    Case 15-45645: On Nov. 13 at approximately 3:18 p.m., Springfield police were d...Read on...

    Posted on: November 16, 2015

    Media Alert: SPD to present awards, recognize promotions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    WHAT: Ceremony recognizing three SPD promotions and 13 award recipients, to include Officer Aaron Pearson who received career-ending injuries from a shooting on Jan. 26, 2015.

    WHEN: 2 p.m., Nov. 17

    WHERE: Springfield...Read on...

    Posted on: November 7, 2015

    Sobriety checkpoint results

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. A total of 500 motori...Read on...

    Posted on: November 5, 2015

    Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting identified as Joseph M. Tyndall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. Tyndall is from the Joplin area and his only known relativ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 4, 2015

    Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Nov. 4, Sgt. Ryan Russell of the Springfield Police Department was on patrol just west of Kearney and Glenstone when he discovered a vehicle crash near the intersection, and one of the drivers involv...Read on...

    Posted on: November 2, 2015

    Springfield police investigate homicide on W. State

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. After responding to the home, officers ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint in November

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of November. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Conseq...Read on...

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Older childre...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2015

    Springfield police investigate homicide

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. When officers and medical personnel arrived, they found a...Read on...

    Posted on: October 19, 2015

    Pedestrian dies following Oct. 6 traffic crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 9:49 p.m. on Oct. 6, a crash occurred near the intersection of National Avenue and Bear Boulevard. Officers from the Springfield Police Department responded and conducted an investigation. The initial investigation determined t...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion betw...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2015

    Burglary suspect charged

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

    Rushing was arrested by Springfield Police yesterday in reference to a residential burglary in the 3300 b...Read on...

    Posted on: October 1, 2015

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    The SPD has promoted five to sergeant.

  • Cpl. Nelson Kibby, effective Oct. 4
  • Cpl...
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    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    SPD to host Q&A sessions for potential applicants

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 virtua...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD.
    Posted on: September 29, 2015

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

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 c...Read on...

    Posted on: September 24, 2015

    Increased police presence planned this weekend

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will increase its presence this weekend in the area of the Glenstone/Kearney intersection.

    O’Reilly Auto Parts is sponsoring the 27th Annual Street Machine Nationals on Sept. 26-27 at the Oza...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2015

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 11 additional police officers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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). The estimated to...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between t...Read on...

    Posted on: September 10, 2015

    Neighborhood Watch training sessions to be offered next month

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions in October. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Throug...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: September 12, 2015

    Sobriety checkpoint results

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    The Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night at Jefferson Avenue and Harrison Street. A total of 625 motorists were contacted during the 3 ½ hours the checkpoint was in operation.
    ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 10, 2015

    Neighborhood Watch training sessions to be offered next month

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions in October. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Throug...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: September 9, 2015

    2015 Citizen’s Police Academy kicks off tomorrow

    Citizens police academy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department’s 2015 Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Twenty-five students from various...Read on...

    Posted on: September 7, 2015

    Update on missing person

    Carrie Ann Allen

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    UPDATE: Carrie Ann Allen is no longer missing. She reported to Springfield Police Headquarters this evening and is safe.

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

    Posted on: September 3, 2015

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

    drunk driving photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of September. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Conse...Read on...

    Posted on: August 25, 2015

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

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

    Last year's donation netted nearl...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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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 officers in the United ...Read on...

    Download high-res photo of Sandy Goss.
    Posted on: June 12, 2015

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 1:43 p.m. on May 18, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Calhoun Street and Lafontaine Avenue. A 2004 Buick LeSabre driven by Lisa Lee, 51, of Springfield, was traveling eastbound on Calhoun...Read on...

    Posted on: June 11, 2015

    Missing endangered child: Maximus Mobley-Benson, 9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 ...Read on...

    Posted on: January 21, 2015

    Springfield Police Department 25-year veteran to retire

    Lt Brian Phillips

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    Phillips joi...Read on...