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Posted on: July 11, 2023

April Ford named Springfield-Greene County 911 director


April A. Ford has been named Director of 911 Emergency Communication, effective Aug. 7, 2023. She replaces Kris Inman, who retires this month.

Ford is detail-oriented public safety communications leader with 26 years of experience in emergency communications and 18 years as an executive level leader in multiple multi-disciplinary 9-1-1 centers. She most recently served as the Executive Director of the Jasper County Emergency Services.

She is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School (CHDS); is working toward a Master’s Degree in Homeland Defense and Security and has a Criminal Justice Administration degree from Missouri Southern State University.

“We are excited to welcome April to our Springfield leadership team,” said Collin Quigley, Deputy City Manager. “Our 911 operation is well regarded across the state and we are very happy to have an experienced director come aboard.” 

Ford will be paid $140,000.

Springfield-Greene County Dispatch Agencies

  • Ash Grove Police and Fire
  • Battlefield Police and Fire
  • Bois D' Arc Fire
  • Brookline Fire
  • Ebenezer Fire
  • Fair Grove Police and Fire
  • Greene County Sheriff's Office
  • Logan-Rogersville Fire
  • Republic Police and Fire
  • Springfield Police and Fire
  • Springfield Animal Control
  • Strafford Police and Fire
  • Walnut Grove Police and Fire
  • West Republic Fire
  • Willard Police and Fire.

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