Chris Welsh - Police Corporal

Chris has worked for the City of Springfield since 1995.

Why do you do what you do?

“After 20 years in uniform patrol and constantly dealing with people having problems, I now enjoy helping the public with their events, which mainly occur to raise awareness and funds for their causes.”

What's the hardest part of your job?

“Seeing people who severely need help refuse or are denied the help they need.”

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

“Motorcycle patrol.”

What's the hardest thing you've done in your career?

“Working multiple child abuse and neglect calls for service.”

What gives you satisfaction?

“Helping people who are in a mental crisis or referring them to the correct organization that can provide the help they need.”

Do you work to live, or do you live to work? Why?

“I live to work and (I live to ride and I ride to live).”

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

“Ensuring the workers keep what benefits they have and continually look for ways to improve working conditions for the city employees.”

outdoor portrait of officer Chris Welsh using his radio to communicate