May 15, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Lieutenant Scott Leven Retires

The Springfield Police Department will be honoring Lieutenant Scott Leven during a retirement ceremony on Thursday, May 17th at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the former Springfield Mill Building, 216 W. Central St.

Lieutenant Leven joined the Springfield Police Department in October 1986, and is retiring after 25+ years of service. During his career with the Springfield Police Department he has served in numerous positions within the Uniform Operations Division and the Support Services Division. A few of his assignments include: Patrol Section, Major Crimes Investigator, Detention Facility Supervisor, Training Unit Commander, Police Academy Director, Field Training Program, Traffic Section Commander, and DWI Unit. For the past few years Lieutenant Leven has served as a Uniform Operations Division Section Commander.

Lieutenant Leven holds a Master of Arts degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tarkio College and an Associate's Degree in Agriculture/Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri.

Lieutenant Leven is a Missouri Department of Public Safety certified law enforcement Generalist Instructor and has provided law enforcement instruction to over 5,000 police recruits and in-service law enforcement officers. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at area universities.

Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Ben King

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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