Sheila Kerley - Traffic Services Officer

Sheila started working for the City in 2008.

What's the hardest part of your job?

“Being responsible for controlling an intersection, while keeping drivers, pedestrians, other officers and myself safe.”

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done in your career?

“Being a role player for police recruit training and knowing they will be the future seasoned officers I will have the opportunity to work with.”

What gives you satisfaction?

“Satisfaction on the job is when you can ‘close a call’ and everyone involved is happy!”

What do you admire about this organization?

“The importance the City places on making Springfield a great place to live and raise a family.”

Who do you admire in this organization?

“Hands down my husband. He is also employed by the City of Springfield (Police). He is an amazing person, and I have yet to meet a person who thinks otherwise. His job as the range coordinator doesn’t end when he comes home. He is always taking phone calls or responding to texts and assisting other officers/colleagues when they are seeking firearm help or advice. He NEVER complains about that aspect of his job. He makes me a better person!”

What’s something that Springfield as a city should strive for?

“Supporting a positive atmosphere and working environment for employees. Happy employees are much more effective in their jobs.”

outdoor portrait of traffic services officer, Sheila Kerley, writing a parking ticket