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2018 City News Releases

Posted on: September 20, 2018

Agencies collaborate to ensure successful Presidential visit Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As law enforcement agencies from across southwest Missouri complete the final preparations for President Trump’s visit Friday, City Manager Jason Gage wishes to express his appreciation to the multiple agencies collaborating to ensure a successful event.


“Springfield Police Department is doing a remarkable job coordinating with the multiple agencies involved in this complicated event,” Gage said.


The agencies involved are:


  • Springfield Police Department
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Bolivar Police Department
  • Joplin Police Department
  • Nixa Police Department
  • Ozark Police Department
  • Republic Police Department
  • Christian County Sheriff’s Office
  • Greene County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
  • Polk County Sheriff’s Office
  • Webster County Sheriff’s Office
  • Springfield Fire Department
  • Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management
  • Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications
  • Springfield-Greene County Park Board Rangers
  • Springfield Public Works Department
  • Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Greene County Highway Department
  • BNSF Railway Co. Police
  • Springfield-Branson National Airport
  • City Utilities
  • Missouri State University.


“Thank you to the agencies involved for working together on this event in a relatively short time frame,” said Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams. “This collaboration allows the SPD to make sure a full complement of officers is available for regular policing duties in all areas of Springfield.”


Tickets are still available for the event at https://www.donaldjtrump.com/rallies/missouri-sept-2018


Those who wish to demonstrate at the event are encouraged to remain in designated areas. See attached map.


“Springfieldians typically demonstrate graciousness and civility during such events and we expect that to be the case again Friday,” Gage said. “We will be watched and judged by the entire nation as to how we respond and we expect the example of civility we set as a community during the President’s visit last year to continue.”


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For more information, please contact Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott at 417-380-3352.


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