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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

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October 11, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

At 6:46 p.m. on October 10, 2018, Springfield police were dispatched to 1617 N. Benton Apt. #B at after a 911 caller asked the police to check the well-being of the female residen...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Attempted Abductions

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October 9, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Attempted Abductions

Springfield police are investigating two attempted abductions of juvenile females.  The first incident took place on September 17, 2018. A  thirteen-y...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Springfield Police Help Keep Railroads Safe

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Springfield Police Help Keep Railroads Safe

On September 28th officers with the Springfield Police Department teamed up with officers from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Police for National Rail Safety Week. During the operation...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Date Correction: Twelve-Year-Old Injured in Vehicle Crash

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Date Correction: Twelve-Year-Old Injured in Vehicle Crash

On September 26th at 7:33 a.m., officers with the Springfield Police Department responded to the intersection of Campbell and Plainview to investigate a Leaving the Sce...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Join Springfield police officers for Coffee with a Cop at four McDonald’s locations Oct. 3

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Four McDonald’s restaurants in Springfield will host Springfield Police Department officers and the community 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 for National Coffee with a Cop Day. Join Springfield police officers for a cup of coffee and con...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Jasmine Bailey named Springfield Police Department Public Affairs Officer

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Jasmine Bailey has been named public affairs officer for Springfield Police Department. She replaces Lisa Cox, who moved to central Missouri in July. She is part of the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information and Civic ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Agencies collaborate to ensure successful Presidential visit Friday

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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...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Springfield Police Homicide Investigation Update

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September 19, 2018

Springfield Police Homicide Investigation Update

 

Springfield police were dispatched to the intersection of Cherry and Dysart at 2:38 A.M., on September 18, 2018, after a 911 caller reported that a male subje...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

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September 18, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

Springfield police were dispatched to the intersection of Cherry and Dysart at 2:38 A.M., on September 18, 2018, after a 911 caller said a male subject had been shot.  ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide - Update

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Springfield Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

Springfield police were dispatched to 408 S. Patterson at 8:23 A.M., on September 10, 2018, after a 911 caller requested officers to check the well being of a male subject in a vehicle. When o...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide - Update

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Springfield Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

At approximately 8:18 P.M. on Monday, September 10, 2018, Springfield Police Officers responded to 2550 W. Mill after a 911 caller stated a male subject had been shot at that location. &nb...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Shooting Incident

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September 12, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Shooting

Springfield police were dispatched to 3235 W. Madison at 1:36 A.M., on September 12, 2018, after a 911 caller stated he had shot a male subject who had broken into his house. &a...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

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Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

Springfield police were dispatched to 2550 W. Mill at 8:18 P.M., on September 10, 2018, after a 911 caller stated a male subject had been shot at that location.  When officers arrived, t...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

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Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

Springfield police were dispatched to 408 S. Patterson at 8:23 A.M., on September 10, 2018, after a 911 caller requested officers to check the well being of a male subject in a vehicle. When offi...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2018

Serious Injury Crash Involving A Pedestrian

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On September 2nd at 1:41 PM, Officers were dispatched to Fort Avenue and Sunshine Street for a serious injury crash involving a pedestrian.  A black 2002 Nissan Pathfinder, driven by William J. Shelton age 42 of Springfield, ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2018

Serious Injury crash

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On September 1st at 11:46 pm, Officers with the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a serious injury crash at National Avenue and Walnut Street.  A white 2009 Hyundai Accent, driven by Shankar Joshi age 22 of Spr...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2018

Fatality crash

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On September 1st at 10:48 am, Officers from the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to a serious injury accident at College and West Bypass. A 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven Gary W. Jones, age 65, of Springfield, was...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Homicide Investigation - Update

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August 27, 2018

Homicide Investigation Update

Springfield police were dispatched to 2637 S. Fremont at 8:09 A.M, on August 25, 2018, after a 911 caller requested officers to check the wellbeing of a person inside the home.  When officers arrived, t...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

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 August 25, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

Springfield police were dispatched to 2637 S. Fremont at 8:09 A.M, on August 25, 2018, after a 911 caller requested officers to check the well being of a person inside the home.  Whe...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Crime Stoppers kiosks to be installed at Walmart, library locations

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The Greater Springfield Crime Stoppers program, in partnership with the City of Springfield and the Springfield Police Department, will unveil four new informational kiosks this week. The Crime Stoppers kiosks will display Amber Alert...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Forgery and Motor Vehicle Crash

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On 8/13/18 at 1114 a.m., Officers were dispatched to 525 S. Glenstone (EZ Money) on a forgery call.  A female suspect was reportedly in the business attempting to forge a check.  Officers arrived on scene and the fem...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Springfield Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

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Springfield Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

At approximately 2:38 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, Springfield Police Officers responded to 1119 N. Grant Avenue after a caller indicated a person at that location had been ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Police investigate domestic disturbance and armed standoff

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Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to 5100 S. Main, Apt B302, concerning a domestic disturbance call at 0538 hours this morning. The incident involved two female subjects and one male suspect. One of the female subjects remai...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Springfield police locate missing person John Thomas, safe and unharmed.

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August 7, 2018

Update to missing person :

John Thomas, recently listed as an endangered missing person, has been located in Tulsa, OK.  SPD Officers developed information that he might be at a location in Tulsa, OK. T...

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Posted on: August 5, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

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August 5, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

At approximately 2:38 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, Springfield Police Officers responded to 1119 N. Grant Avenue after a caller indicated a person at that location had been shot. When ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

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August 5, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Homicide

At approximately 2:38 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, Springfield Police Officers responded to 1119 N. Grant Avenue after a caller indicated a person at that location had been shot. When ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2018

Fatality crash

Springfield Police investigate single vehicle fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department responded to the 2800 block of East Jean Street to investigate a motorcycle crash at 8:37 am on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The motorcycle was...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Agencies to collaborate for mass casualty/active threat drill Friday morning

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Law enforcement, the fire department, emergency medical services and two local educational institutions will drill to test the components of a mass casualty/active threat plan 9-11 a.m., Friday Aug. 3 at Missouri State Unive...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony on Thursday

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The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

  • Capt. Vance Holland will be promoted to Major.
  • Lt. Stacey ...
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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Springfield's 7th National Night Out 5-8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Nichols Park

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Each August, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams and Springfield neighborhoods send a message to criminals: Springfield neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

Aug. 7 will mark Springfield’s 7th annual National ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Police Identify and Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect

On 7/26/18, Springfield Police Detectives were able to confirm the identity of the suspect in the sexual assault that occurred near John Q. Hammons Parkway and Harrison street on 7/25/18. He was positively identified as Kyal Millentree, a 21 year old male...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Springfield Police Investigate Sexual Assault

Suspect #18-28880

On July 25, 2018, at 2:51 pm, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of John Q. Hammons Parkway and Harrison in reference to a sexual assault.  The female victim stated a male approached her and another female as the...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Springfield Police investigate single vehicle fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 4436 S. Quail Creek Ave to investigate a serious single vehicle accident at 6:55 pm on July 20, 2018.  A motorcycle, driven by Stephen E. Crosby, was travelling on South Qua...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at Dancing Mule 1945 S. Glenstone. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the pu...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a report of a serious one-motorcycle crash on MO-266, just east of Airport Boulevard, at 9:45 p.m. on July 11. A 2007 Buell motorcycle was travelling at a high rate of speed westboun...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to Glenstone and Evergreen to investigate a serious accident at 9:44 p.m. on July 6. A white 1998 Ford Excursion driven by Zackery T. Cassady, 30, of Republic, was traveling northbound ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2018

70th Springfield Police Academy class to graduate July 13

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Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 70th Springfield Police Academy will be held Friday, July 13, at Parkcrest Baptist Church, 816 W. Republic Rd. at 7 p.m.  

These 19 graduates have undergone 1,099 hours (...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2018

SPD hosts Q&A session for potential applicants

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The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at the Spr...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2018

SPD offers citizens a crash course on policing in Springfield

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Each year, the Springfield Police Department offers citizens the unique opportunity to get a taste of how their law enforcement agency and its many specialized units operate. A successful and interactive program called the Citizen&...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Police service dog retires

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Police service dog, Jax, of the Springfield Police Department has retired from his duties due to old age and long-term ailments. 

Jax is a Dutch Shepherd who was born Feb. 10, 2010, in the Netherlands. He has served as a K9 ha...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Junior Police & Fire Academy helps build positive relationships

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Sent on behalf of the Springfield Westside Optimist Club 

The Springfield Police Department and The Springfield Fire Department, in partnership with the Springfield Westside Optimist Club, will be conducting their fourth annua...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Springfield police major retires

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After 24 successful and impactful years with the Springfield Police Department, Major Kirk Manlove will retire Friday, June 22.

Manlove joined and graduated from the Springfield Police Academy in 1994, and he has served as a patrol off...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Springfield police investigate jewelry store robbery

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to Zales inside of the Battlefield Mall, 2825 S. Glenstone, at approximately 8:19 p.m. on June 19 for a robbery that had just occurred. Two males came into the store and demanded jewelry fro...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2018

3-vehicle crash on James River Freeway results in city's eighth fatal crash of 2018

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The Springfield Police Department responded to a three-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 2:36 p.m. on June 14 near the area of James River Expressway and Farm Road 115. Two eastbound vehicles were involved in a collision re...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Springfield police investigating report of missing and endangered person

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for the public’s assistance.  Raymond Heiskill was last seen on May 15, 2018 near the intersection of Kans...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of West Lee, at approximately 3:55 p.m. on June 4, after a 911 caller stated she observed a white male steal a delivered package from a neighbor’s porch. The call...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

SPD to Honor Lateral Academy Graduates

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October 12, 2018

Springfield Police Department to Honor Lateral Academy Graduates 

The Springfield Police Department’s 16th Lateral Police Academy will be honored with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, October 1...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2017

SPD commanders graduate from Command College

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Springfield Police Department commanders were honored as part of the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (MPCCF) Command College Class VIII. Captain Chad Eutsler and Lieutenant Bob Byrne graduated from MPCCF’s Comma...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2018

SPD to host Neighborhood Watch training sessions in June

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The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions from 6-8 p.m. on June 27 and 28. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime ...

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More about Neighborhood Watch Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Missing child located safe and sound

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11:00 a.m. -- Rosalee Clark was located just after 10 a.m. in a nearby apartment unit within the same complex in which she resides. She appears to be safe and unharmed. Detectives are doing follow-up investigation regarding the apartm...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Patrol vehicle involved in pedestrian crash

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The Springfield Police Department responded to a crash that occurred at approximately 10:46 p.m. on May 18 at the intersection of St. Louis St. and Jefferson Ave. An SPD officer driving a patrol SUV was westbound on St. Louis in the l...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Virtual "Coffee with the Chief" is Wednesday

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Many have heard about Police Chief Paul Williams’s monthly “Coffee with the Chief” gatherings held at a local coffee shop. They started as a way for him to get to know the community, but the informal meet...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Memorial service to honor police who have died in the line of duty

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2018 Southwest Missouri Peace Officers Memorial Service

Police Chaplains Association of SpringfieldRev. Brandon Gardner, president417-766-8678bgardner@springfieldmo.gov

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Second annual Springfield Police Foundation fundraiser next week at Black Sheep

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Black Sheep and Hogan Land Title are hosting the second annual fundraiser benefiting the Springfield Police Foundation called BLACK Loves BLUE from 4-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at Black Sheep’s Chesterfield location, 2160 W...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Vandalism determined to be pranks, not hate crimes

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On March 25, Springfield police were dispatched to 815 E. Locust after the victim reported a vandalism at her residence that occurred sometime in the previous 26 hours. A swastika was spray-painted on the front door of the victim&...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2018

SPD conducts Cinco de Mayo saturation patrol

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The Traffic Section of the Springfield Police Department conducted a saturation patrol, targeting hazardous moving violations, on the evening of May 5. The operation yielded 73 traffic stops. Of those, two DWI arrests and three warran...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2018

April crash turns fatal

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Springfield police were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash in the intersection of Glenstone and the eastbound on-ramp to I-44 at 1:58 p.m. on April 25, 2018. On May 3, one of the two drivers, Gary W. Brakebill, 77, of Bolivar, died at ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Springfield Police investigate child pornography suspect

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On April 27, 2018, Joseph Michael Willard, 54, was indicted in in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the production and possession of child pornography. The indictment alleges that Willard pr...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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During the first quarter of 2018, SPD reported an overall decrease in crime by 22 percent, compared to the same time frame in 2017. This is in comparison to the crime statistics from January through March 2017, and is shown in the Spr...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Missing teen located Sunday

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June 4 -- Makayla Bowles was located Sunday evening and is safe.

May 29 -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for the public’s assistance. Makayla J. B...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Police locate missing boy at Walmart

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3:10 p.m. Update -- Brayden Jessen has been located at Walmart at 3315 S. Campbell. He is not injured. 

10:15 a.m. -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered juvenile and is aski...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Charges filed in fatality crash case

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Update: Tommy Morris, Jr., a prior and persistent offender, has been charged by the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with second-degree murder, attempt to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substa...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Fatality crash

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Springfield police detectives observed a vehicular assault occur at the Price Cutter at West Bypass/Chestnut at approximately 2:40 p.m. They attempted to make contact with the suspect driver, now identified as Tommy Morris, Jr., who h...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Missing woman is safe

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April 20, 2018--Savannah Barton made a court appearance this morning, and at that time, she was taken into custody for her warrants and was booked and released at the Greene County Jail. She is uninjured, and the kidnapping investigat...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the p...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, August 16, at Eurasia Coffee and Tea, 445 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion betwee...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2018

Springfield Police Department releases annual report

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The Springfield Police Department has completed an annual report that highlights the department’s activities during 2017.

In his opening message in the report, Police Chief Paul Williams highlights some of the highs and lows ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2018

Driver dies in crash, passenger's injuries are critical

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to a fatality crash at 311 W. Central at 1:58 a.m. on April 7.  A  2012 Hyundai Sonata operated by Matthew Combs, 27, of Springfield, was traveling westbound at a high rate...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2018

SPD staff and citizens honored for extraordinary actions

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The Springfield Police Department’s Leadership Council hosted an awards ceremony Friday, April 6, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center. Staff and citizens were commended for their service, and in some ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Missing person located, safe and uninjured

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Update: Noel Davis was located in Republic and is safe. 

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for the public’s assistance. Noel Davis, 91, was l...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Media Alert: SPD to present awards at ceremony today

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WHAT: Ceremony recognizing citizens and staff with the Command Commendation, Citizen Service Commendation, Meritorious Service Award and Life Saving Award. 

WHEN: 2 p.m., April 6

WHERE: Springfield Regional Police and Fire Trai...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Suspect in homicides wanted by police

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Springfield police are actively searching for Willie Haughton for his connection to Springfield’s two most recent homicides which occurred on March 27 (victim, Lance Loveless) and April 1 (victim, Robert Hewitt). He also has...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Springfield police investigate homicide

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Springfield police were dispatched to 1032 E. Commercial at 2:59 p.m. on April 1 after a 911 caller requested officers to check the well-being of a person sitting in a vehicle behind the residence. When officers arrived, they found a ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Police identify pedestrian killed in Thursday crash

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Update, March 30 -- The deceased was identified as Jeffrey L. Morgan, 42, of Springfield. His next of kin has been notified.

March 29 -- The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a fatality crash on Kansas Expressway near Bol...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Springfield police investigate homicide

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Springfield police were dispatched to 1026 W. Florida today at approximately 12:49 p.m. after a subject called to report a deceased male in an abandoned vehicle in the backyard of the residence. Police responded and located the deceas...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at the Community Coffee Bar in Guaranty Bank, 2144 E. Republic Rd. (Farmers Park). The purpose of the meeting i...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2018

Sobriety saturation patrol conducted on St. Patrick's Day

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On March 17, members of the Springfield Police Department conducted a Sobriety Saturation Patrol.  Officers were actively searching for impaired drivers during this patrol. Throughout the operation, 64 drivers were contacted....

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Blood drive honoring Officer Aaron Pearson is scheduled for Friday

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Retired Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson and the Springfield Police Department encourage the community to donate blood this Friday.

The drive, held in conjunction with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, will be held Frid...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Search ends for missing person

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Update (8:30 a.m., March 7) -- Ronald Dancer returned home safely and is unharmed. 

(11:30 p.m., March 6)  --  The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person an...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Police request assistance with identifying child

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2:00 p.m. -- Relatives of this child have been contacted. We are working with Children's Division, and an investigation into this situation will continue.

1:26 p.m. -- Springfield police were dispatched to the 1600 block of N. Fremont ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Eurasia, 445 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the public ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Family Violence Task Force to host fifth domestic violence conference

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Springfield police continue to respond to and investigate thousands of calls of domestic abuse each year. Local organizations like Harmony House and The Victim Center are consistently seeing an increased need for their services for vi...

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Register for the Stop the Violence Conference Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Pedestrian traffic fatality, victim identified

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Glenstone and James River Expressway at 7:34 p.m. on Feb. 15. A 2005 Toyota Tundra driven by Charles Whaley, 27, of Clever, was traveling westbound on the on-ram...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2018

SPD to host Neighborhood Watch training sessions in March

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The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions from 6-8 p.m. on March 21 and 22. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime...

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More about Neighborhood Watch Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Police release identity of homicide victim, investigation continues

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Springfield police were dispatched to 1459 E. Blaine at 9:24 p.m. on Feb. 13, after a 911 caller stated a female subject had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a female victim who was seriously injured with apparent gunshot ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Motorcyclist dies after January crash

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Springfield police were dispatched to an injury crash involving a motorcyclist at Campbell and El Camino Alto at 3:40 p.m. on Jan. 20. 

John McClure, 65, of Battlefield, was traveling southbound on Campbell on a 2008 Harley Da...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Springfield Police Identify Deceased Male

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On 7/11/18 at 7:46 pm, Officers responded to 3326 E. Kearney to investigate a report of a deceased person. Once on scene, the body of an unidentified male was found in the wooded area nearby.  The Greene County Medical Examin...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Police release identity of homicide victim

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Springfield police were dispatched to 2333 W. Springlane Street at 1:48 p.m. on Feb. 1 after a 911 caller stated a male subject had been shot.  When officers arrived, they found a deceased male victim with apparent gunshot wo...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2018

SPD releases 2017 Uniform Crime Report

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The Springfield Police Department's 2017 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) has been completed, and the year-end data shows an overall increase in Part 1 crime in Springfield of 4 percent, compared to an 8 percent ...

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Uniform Crime Report 2016-2017 Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2018

City Departments misrepresented by Circus

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Carden International Circus approached the City of Springfield with a desire to give back to local public safety agencies through their Circus in Springfield next month. Carden decided he would donate one dollar of each admission tick...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Citizens receive calls misrepresenting City staff

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City staff have received complaints about a telephone survey underway regarding trash collection and other issues in which the caller is claiming to be from the City Clerk’s office. The City of Springfield is NOT conducting ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Juvenile located in south Springfield

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3 p.m., Jan. 18 -- Glaser was located at approximately 2:40 p.m. in the area of Walnut Lawn and Scenic in Springfield. He is safe and unharmed. 

1:34 p.m., Jan. 18 -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Missing male located in Arkansas

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1:25 p.m., Jan. 18 -- Mr. Amos was located by police in Springdale, Ark. He is safe and unharmed.

6:45 a.m. , Jan. 18 -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for t...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Springfield police search for missing and endangered male

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for the public’s assistance. Harold E. Amos, 79, walked out of Mercy Hospital at approximately 1:30 a.m. today afte...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Virtual "Coffee with the Chief" tomorrow

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Many have heard about Police Chief Paul Williams’s monthly “Coffee with the Chief” gatherings held at a local coffee shop. They started as a way for him to get to know the community, but the informal meet...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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During the fourth quarter of 2017, SPD reported an overall decrease in crime by 15 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics from October through December 2016, and is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Q...

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Quarterly Public Safety Report - 4th Quarter 2017 Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Springfield police continue officer-involved shooting investigation

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to 2021 N. National at approximately 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 5 after a 911 caller stated two armed subjects were trying to break into a shed at that location.

The first officer to arrive, Officer E...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2018

Teen dies after Saturday crash

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Jan. 12, 2018 -- Breanna Thomas, 18, was pronounced deceased today. This investigation is ongoing. 

Jan. 6, 2018 -- The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at 1:48 p.m. on Jan. 6 in the 2500 block o...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to 2021 N. National at approximately 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 5 after a 911 caller stated two armed subjects were trying to break into a shed at that location. 

The first officer to arrive ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Wednesday

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The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

  • Lieutenant Kevin Grizzell will be promoted to captain.
  • Serge...
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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2017

Springfield police release identity of homicide victim, investigation continues

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Springfield police were dispatched to a room at the Motel 6, located at 2655 N. Glenstone, at 12:49 p.m. on Dec. 29.  The 911 caller stated a male subject had been shot at that location.  When officers arrived at the...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2017

Subjects of Amber Alert located in Brookshire, Texas

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Dec. 25, 2017 -- Viktor and Eli Bandurovskiy were located by police at approximately 12:45 p.m. today in Brookshire, Tex. Viktor was arrested for the warrant that was issued for him yesterday for parental kidnapping. Eli is safe and u...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2017

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle overnight

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched at 12:50 a.m. on Dec. 24 to investigate a fatality crash. A Black Hyundai Santa Fe operated by Kenneth Clark, 38, of Springfield, was northbound on Kansas Expressway in the outside lane...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Pedestrian hit by vehicle in December dies from injuries

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Update: At 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 31, Darrell Bryant succumbed to his injuries. This marks the nineteenth fatality in Springfield in 2017. The investigation continues.

Original:  Springfield police were dispatched to an injury cras...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Search ends for juvenile who went missing

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Update (8:10 p.m.) -- Glaser was located, safe and unharmed, in the area of College and Scenic just before 8 p.m. 

Original (7 p.m.) -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered ju...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2017

Passenger dies one week after crash

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Dec. 24, 2017 Update — The Springfield Police Department investigated a serious injury crash on at 8:01 p.m. on Dec. 16 at National and Trafficway. A maroon 1999 Plymouth van operated by Sierra Claxton, 31, of Leban...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Police release identities of deceased subjects

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Springfield police were dispatched to a “check the well-being” call at 1:54 p.m. on Dec. 12. The original caller did not know the location of the incident but said a female subject was being assaulted and a possibl...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2017

SPD honors graduates of 2017 Citizens Police Academy

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The Springfield Police Department honored 21 graduates of the 2017 Citizens Police Academy with a ceremony on Nov. 20 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center. Participants completed 30 hours of instruction over 11 ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Springfield police investigate homicide

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Springfield police were dispatched to the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant at 1114 W. Kearney at 12:04 a.m. on Nov. 21, after a 911 caller stated a male subject had been shot. When officers arrived at the scene, a ma...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Springfield police investigate life-threatening assault, robbery

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Springfield police were dispatched to the parking lot of 1472 E. Kearney, the Gastrip convenience store, at 4:31 p.m. on Nov. 16, regarding a subject who had been shot. When officers arrived at the scene, a male subject was found seri...

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Posted on: November 12, 2017

Homicide suspect in custody

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Update: Brandon Johnson was arrested by Webster County deputies today at approximately 8 p.m.

Original: Springfield police officers responded to 1932 E. Verona at approximately 4:49 p.m. on Nov. 11 regarding a person who had been shot....

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Dancing Mule Coffee Company, 1945 S. Glenstone Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2017

SPD to honor lateral academy graduates Friday

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The Springfield Police Department’s 14th Lateral Police Academy will be honored with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

Graduates ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Friday

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The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

  • Corporal Jason Friend will be promoted to sergeant.
  • Corporal...
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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

SPD conducts saturation patrol

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On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Springfield Police Department conducted a DWI Saturation Patrol.

A total of 34 traffic stops were conducted during this operation. Four drivers were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. One person was arres...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a single-vehicle crash near Norton and Barnes at 10:07 a.m. on Oct. 29. A 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Steven Constance, 70, of Arkansas City, Kan., was westbound on I-44 when ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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During the third quarter of 2017, SPD reported an overall increase in crime by 5 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics from July through September 2016, and is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quart...

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Quarterly Public Safety Report - 3rd Quarter 2017 Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2017

Search ends for missing person

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Update (7:20 a.m.) -- Roetto has been located in Springfield and is safe.

Original (6:06 a.m.) -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for the public’s a...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

SPD adds ‘flavor’ to its fleet

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The Springfield Police Department has a new vehicle in its fleet – not a cruiser, not a motorcycle – an ice cream truck. The mission of SPD’s ‘Cold Patrol’? To protect and serve frozen...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2017

'Soft' interview rooms available at Springfield police stations

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Plain walls, a couple uncomfortable chairs and a table—that’s what can usually be found inside a police interview room. This is known to be an effective environment for police to interrogate potential suspects of a...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on Glenstone

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 2223 N. Glenstone at 8:11 p.m. on Sept. 27 to investigate an injury crash involving a pedestrian.

A 1999 Buick Park Avenue, driven by Betsy Stephenson, 36, of Springfield, was traveli...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2015

Officers board train, partner with other agencies for Operation Lifesaver

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This morning, the Springfield Police Department partnered with BNSF Railroad officers, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Operation Lifesaver, a program aimed toward rail safety education.

Opera...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2017

SPD to host Neighborhood Watch training sessions in October

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The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions in October. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Through En...

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More about Neighborhood Watch Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2017

SPD to participate in national "Coffee with a Cop" event

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Chief Paul Williams of the Springfield Police Department began the monthly event, “Coffee with the Chief,” shortly after arriving in Springfield from Tulsa, Oklahoma and taking the reigns as Chief of Police in 2010...

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Coffee with a Cop Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2017

10-year-old pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle

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Springfield police were dispatched to a crash at Grant and Mount Vernon at 3:03 p.m. 

A 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Lonnie Yeager, 35, of Springfield, was northbound on Grant Avenue when he reportedly experienced a medical ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2017

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 19 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will for the sixth year, donate half of its gross sales Tuesday, Sept. 19, to the Springfield Police Foundation and the Springfield Fire Department’...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Man dies from injuries eight days after assault

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Springfield police were dispatched to 800 W. Kerr at approximately 4:52 p.m. on Sept. 4 in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, officers located a male who was unresponsive in the front yard. He was transported to a hospital and ide...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Police respond to shots fired call at mall

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At 8:07 p.m. Springfield police were dispatched to the entrance of the men’s Dillard’s at the Battlefield Mall due to a disturbance involving two males. During the altercation, shots were fired. No one was shot, bu...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Fatality crash

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at 4:12 p.m. on Aug. 31 at 1855 S. Ingram Mill Road in Springfield.

A Dodge Caliber driven by Richard Haile, 71, of Republic, was traveling southbound when it was str...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2017

69th Springfield Police Academy class to graduate Sept. 1

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Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 69th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 1, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road. These 10 graduates have undergone 1,059 hours (26 weeks) of intense law...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Springfield police locate missing person

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Aug. 22, 2017 - The Springfield Police Department has located Tammy Ward, and she is safe.

Aug. 21, 2017 - The Springfield Police Department is asking the public’s assistance with any information regarding a missing  ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Police investigate child’s death

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Springfield police were dispatched to 2660 E. Sequiota St. at 10: 12 a.m. on Aug. 14 to investigate the death of a 3-year-old child who was a resident of the home. The child, identified as Jade Chereji, was already deceased prior to o...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2017

Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to 1529 N. Marjorie at approximately 6:08 p.m. on Aug. 12 in regards to a male suspect who had called 911 stating he wanted to commit suicide.  The suspect also made threats to shoo...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Big Momma's Coffee and Espresso Bar, 217 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discus...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Sheriff to begin accepting City of Springfield municipal inmates

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The Greene County Commission, City of Springfield and Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott have reached an agreement that amends the 1997 Law Enforcement Sales Tax agreement and settles the lawsuits surrounding the use of the Justice Cent...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

SPD to honor lateral academy graduates

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The Springfield Police Department’s 13th Lateral Police Academy will be honored with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

Graduates...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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During the second quarter of 2017, SPD reported an overall increase in crime by 16 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics from April through June 2016, and is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s late...

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Quarterly Public Safety Report - 2nd Quarter 2017 Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2017

National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017Nichols Park, 1900 W. Nichols

  • Crime, health and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Games and children’s activities
  • Free hot dogs and ice cream
  • Music and karaoke
  • Police Dep...
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View the public service announcement. Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Springfield police investigate suspicious death

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Springfield police were dispatched to 750 S. Grant, Apartment B, today at approximately 8:40 a.m. after a well-being check on the male resident was requested. Police located the male deceased inside the apartment, and circumstances su...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2017

Fatality crash at Commercial and Division

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to Division and Commercial at 9:29 p.m. on July 15 to investigate a serious injury crash. A 1985 Honda motorcycle operated by Kenneth Davis, 57, of Springfield, was traveling westbound on Di...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2017

Saturation patrol conducted Friday night

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The Springfield Police Department conducted a saturation patrol on July 14, and three drivers were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.  

The saturation patrol was funded through a grant from the Missouri Department of Tran...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Thursday

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The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

  • Captain Greg Higdon will be promoted to major.
  • Lieutenant Ch...
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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2017

Law enforcement agencies partner for Operation Safe Ride

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Members of the Springfield Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol partnered for Operation Safe Ride on the night of July 7. The purpose of this operation was to target and enforce moving violations that are hazardous ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Coffee with the Chief tomorrow

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Friday, July 7, at McDonald's at 3320 E. Battlefield. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the public ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2017

Springfield police investigate shooting

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Springfield police were dispatched to the 500 block of East Cherry at 12:26 a.m. on July 1 in reference to a shots fired call. 

A female victim was located shortly after and was transported to Mercy with life threatening injur...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2017

Springfield police investigate suspicious death

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Springfield police were dispatched to Cox North, 1423 N. Jefferson, at 10:42 p.m. on June 30 after the body of a deceased male was located in a parked vehicle outside of the ER entrance.

The male was identified as Steven R. Layman, 57...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Police investigate crash involving pedestrian

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near the intersection of Chestnut Expressway and Main Avenue at 12:24 a.m. on June 30. A Dodge Ram 2500 driven by Amy McCarty, 42, of Springfield, was traveling eastb...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2017

SPD hosts diverse officer panel for potential applicants

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The Springfield Police Department regularly hosts informational seminars for potential police recruits. For the first time, the Department’s Training Unit will also include a diversity panel as part of the seminar which will...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Coffee with the Chief goes virtual

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Many have heard about Police Chief Paul Williams’s monthly “Coffee with the Chief” gatherings held at a local coffee shop. They started as a way for him to get to know the community, but the informal meet...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Update in missing person case

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Update: It is believed that the body of Mr. Baldwin was located in Greene County on June 28. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the death investigation.

Original: The Springfield Police Department is asking the ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2015

SPD to host Neighborhood Watch training in July

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The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions in July. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Through Envir...

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Posted on: June 25, 2017

Fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a car crash at West and Bennett at 1:44 a.m. on June 25.  A Suzuki Vitara driven by Nathanael F. Reagan, 27, was traveling westbound on Bennett when it left the roadway on t...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2016

Upcoming “COPS” episode features Springfield Police Department

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Springfield Police Department officers will be featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS”, set to air at 6:30 p.m. CDT on SPIKE on June 24. In the segment in which SPD is featured, “an officer gives valuab...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2017

Fatality crash on West Sunset

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury car crash at 1003 W. Sunset at 10:48 a.m. on June 18.  A Nissan Sentra driven by Vanessa Johnson, 53, was traveling westbound on Sunset when it left the roadway an...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2017

Fatality crash

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury car crash near the 81 mile marker of  I-44 at 01:39 a.m. on June 18.  A 2013 Toyota Prius driven by Sandra L. Witty, 69, of Springfield, was traveling eas...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Springfield police investigate homicide, victim identified

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Springfield police were dispatched to the parking lot of 2636 N. Kansas Expressway at 4:01 p.m. on June 7 for a disturbance where gunshots had been fired. 

After officers arrived at the scene, staff at Cox North Hospital calle...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2017

SPD lieutenant graduates from Command College

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A Springfield Police Department lieutenant was honored as part of the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (MPCCF) Command College Class VII. Lieutenant Fred Beck graduated from MPCCF’s Command College during commenc...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Coffee with the Chief tomorrow

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at Travellers House, 2151 W. Republic. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the publ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to the 2700 Block of North Glenstone, at approximately 4:28 a.m., on May 11, in regards to a male subject walking along the roadway wearing a mask and carrying a handgun. Upon arriving in th...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2017

Charges filed in May 2017 fatality crash

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Feb. 1, 2018 -- Toby Emery was charged by the Greene County Prosecutors Office with Class E Felony DWI. 

May 7, 2017 -- The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash in the 3400 block of South Campbell at...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2017

Sobriety checkpoint results

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The Springfield Police Department, in cooperation with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and other members of the Central Ozarks Regional DWI Task Force conducted a sobriety checkpoint beginning on May 5 at Glenstone Avenue...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2017

SPD investigates rolling disturbance, suspect found dead

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a rolling disturbance at about 6:30 p.m. that initially started on northbound 65. It was reported that an unknown suspect in a vehicle had threatened a victim in another vehicle with...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Offering citizens a crash course on policing in Springfield

Citizens Police Academy

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Each year, the Springfield Police Department offers citizens the unique opportunity to get a taste of how their law enforcement agency and its many specialized units operate. A successful and interactive program called the Citizen&...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

SPD has DWI checkpoint planned for May

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The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of May. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Consequences of dru...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2017

SPD’s Special Investigations Unit receives Command Commendations

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The Springfield Police Department recognized members of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) on May 2 during an internal awards ceremony, for performing at record levels in 2015-2016. (Due to the covert nature of their assignments, p...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Crash at Battlefield and Kimbrough turns fatal Tuesday

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash in the intersection of Battlefield Road and Kimbrough Avenue at 8:09 p.m. on May 2. A 2007 Mercedes GL450 driven by Oludare A. Bakare, 37, of Springfield, was turning...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2017

Fatality crash near Lake Springfield

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash in the 5700 block of S. Kissick Avenue at 7:56 p.m. on April 28. A 2007 Toyota Tacoma driven by Kevin D. Ennis, 45, of Springfield, was traveling northbound on Kissic...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Missing person was located

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Update: Wendy Stacey was located at a medical facility in Joplin, Mo.

Original release: The Springfield Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for Wendy Stacey, a white female, age 20, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 203 pou...

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View photo of Wendy Stacey. Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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During the first quarter of 2017, SPD reported an overall increase in crime by 17 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics from January through March 2016, and is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s la...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Springfield police make arrest in domestic assault case

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Springfield police were dispatched to 1849 N. Broadway just before 1 a.m. today to investigate a potentially life threatening assault. A female was located inside the residence with injuries to the face that initially appeared to be r...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Coffee with the Chief

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at McDonald's, 2220 N. Glenstone Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion betwe...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2017

Fatality crash

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At 2:48 p.m. on April 15, Springfield police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Chestnut Expressway and Eldon Avenue to investigate an injury accident. A 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle, driven by Domin...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Search ends for missing child

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Update:  Sims was safely located at 1:36 p.m. He was playing at a friend's house near Drury/Webster and was not harmed. 

Original release:  The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2017

With 25 years of service each, three Springfield police commanders retire

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After 25 years of service to the City of Springfield, three commanders from the Springfield Police Department will retire today. Major Jim McCulloch, Captain Shawn Williams and Lieutenant Scott Umbarger graduated together from SPD&...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Citizens, staff recognized for service, bravery and extraordinary actions at SPD awards ceremony

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The Springfield Police Department’s Leadership Council hosted an awards ceremony Tuesday, April 4 at the Springfield Art Museum. Staff and citizens were commended for their service, and in some cases, their bravery and extra...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Springfield Police Department releases annual report

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The Springfield Police Department has completed an annual report that highlights the department’s activities during 2016. 

In his opening message in the report, Police Chief Paul Williams reminds readers that the law...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Media Alert: SPD to present awards at Tuesday ceremony

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WHAT: Ceremony recognizing citizens and staff with the Silver Medal of Honor, Citizen Service Medal, Citizen Service Commendation and Life Saving Award. 

WHEN: 1:30 p.m., April 4.

WHERE: Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brooksid...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Police release details of standoff at 1420 N. Broadway

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On Tuesday, March 21, at 2:38 p.m., SPD officers responded to 1420 N. Broadway in reference to a domestic disturbance occurring outside. During the incident a white male, later identified as Phillip Luker, 52, ran from the officers an...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2017

UPDATED: Suspects identified

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UPDATED: The suspects have been identified.

The Springfield Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the two females in the attached photo who are suspected of stealing items from an elderly woman at a Walmart on March...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2017

SILVER ALERT CANCELED: Pearl Hill found safe

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Pearl Hill has been found safe. Thanks to those who helped get the word out.

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Media contact: Lieutenant Grant Dorrell

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SPD Case Number: 17-9214

Release authorized by: Lieutenant Grant Dorrell

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Springfield Police investigate homicide; suspect in custody

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At approximately 1:44 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Springfield Police Officers responded to 4355 S. National, Kelly Greens Apartments, after a 911 caller stated a female subject was not breathing.  Upon responding to the...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2017

SPD to enforce ordinance in effort to deter vehicle thefts

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Due to the number of cars being stolen while unattended and running, the Springfield Police Department will start taking enforcement action on municipal ordinance 106-33. Specifically, No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicl...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2017

SILVER ALERT CANCELED: Sally Lynn Hubbard found safe

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Sally Lynn Hubbard has been found safe. Thanks to those who helped get the word out.

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Media contact: Lieutenant Grant Dorrell

GDorrell@springfieldmo.gov

SPD Case Number: 17-2003

Release authorized by: Lieutenant Culley Wilso...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Police seeks public’s assistance in identifying indecent exposure suspect

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Between 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 and 8:52 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, the Springfield Police Department received numerous calls for service in Springfield reporting a naked white male (wearing only tennis shoes) had approached females in th...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

68th Springfield Police Academy class to graduate Feb. 17

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Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 68th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 17, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road. These 10 graduates have undergone 1,059 hours (26 weeks) of intense law...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2017

Suspect charged in Feb. 2 homicide

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At approximately 11:57 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, Springfield police officers responded to 811 S. New, after a 911 caller stated a male subject was injured at the location. After responding to the location, officers located a deceased ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Arrest made in Jan. 22 fatal pedestrian hit-and-run

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On Jan. 22, at 10:57 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to National Avenue and Cherry Street to investigate an injury accident involving a pedestrian. Bradley Bizzle, age 45, of Springfield was struck by a northbou...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Linda K. Busch found safe

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UPDATE: Linda K. Busch has been found and is safe.

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from the public. The missing person is identified as Linda K. Busch, a 55-y...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Identity of West Hamilton homicide victim released

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to 1500 W. Hamilton at approximately 2:06 a.m. on Feb. 1, after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot at the residence.  Upon arriving at the location, officers located a decea...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Springfield police investigate fatal shooting on W. Hamilton

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A man is dead after a shooting at a home in central Springfield Wednesday morning.

A woman inside the home in the 1500 block of West Hamilton called 911 just after 2 AM. When officers arrived they found the victim inside. His identity ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Springfield police investigate multiple residential burglaries

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to the 1622 E.  Walnut at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 30, in regards to a residential burglary that had just occurred.  The residents of the home heard the suspects for...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2017

SPD investigates armed robbery at MSU

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On Friday, Jan. 27 at approximately 2:12 p.m., Springfield Police Department officers were dispatched to Hutchens House at 1021 E. Harrison (Missouri State University on-campus housing) in reference to an armed robbery. It was reported that a black male s...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Springfield Police investigate homicide

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to 1437 W. Hamilton at approximately 10:26 a.m. on Jan. 26, after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot at the residence.  Upon arriving at the location, officers located a male outside the home th...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2017

SPD releases 2016 Uniform Crime Report

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SPD releases 2016 Uniform Crime Report

The Springfield Police Department's 2016 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) has been completed, and the year-end data shows an overall increase in Part 1 crime in Spri...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Suspect vehicle located in Sunday night's fatality pedestrian crash

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On Jan. 22, at 10:57 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to National Avenue and Cherry Street to investigate an injury accident involving a pedestrian. Bradley Bizzle, age 45, of Springfield was struck by a northbou...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2017

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

During the fourth quarter of 2016, SPD reported  an overall increase in crime by 18 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics from October thro...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Public service agencies prepared for impending weather event

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Springfield’s public service agencies held a press conference Thursday about the forecasted ice event for Thursday night into Saturday.

“Although we don’t expect this event to come near the severity of the 2007 event, our public servic...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Springfield police continue homicide investigation, suspect in custody

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to 1641 W. Whiteside at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot at the residence. Upon arriving at the location, officers had a brief standoff wit...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Driver dies from injuries one week after crash

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The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near W. Walnut Street and S. Cloud Avenue at 9:42 a.m. on Jan. 3. A 2002 Dodge Dakota driven by Stephanie K. Hoover, 34, of Springfield, was traveling eastbound on Wa...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2017

"Coffee with the Chief" is Thursday morning

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Big Momma's Coffee & Espresso Bar at 217 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourag...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Teen located in Jackson County, Missouri

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Jan. 11, 2017 -- Mackenzie Whisnant was located at approximately 11 p.m. on Jan. 10 in Jackson County, Missouri, by the Oak Grove Police Department. She is safe. Further investigation is underway, and additional details will be forthc...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2017

SPD presents award, recognizes promotions

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The Springfield Police Department hosted a promotions and award ceremony for SPD staff at 3 p.m. today.

SPD Staff Promotions:

  • Corporal Brian Crum promoted to sergeant
  • Officer Thomas Jordan promoted to corporal

SPD’s Leadership C...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Media Alert: SPD to present award, recognize promotions

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WHAT: Ceremony recognizing two SPD promotions and a Community Service Award recipient

WHEN: 3 p.m., Jan. 5

WHERE: Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield

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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Af...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Springfield Police investigate officer-involved shooting

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Jan. 2, 2017 -- The deceased suspect was identified as James E. Lewis, 44 (4-17-72). Next of kin has been notified.

Jan. 1, 2017 -- Springfield police officers were dispatched to 1100 N. Hampton, Silver Springs Park, at approximately 3...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Kidnapping charges filed in missing girl case

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A 13-year-old diagnosed with autism was reported missing just after 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. She had run away from her guardians while in the 500 block of E. Deerfield.

At approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday as officers were still actively ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Search ends for missing, endangered girl

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Update, 11:50 a.m., Dec. 21: [Name removed] has been located and is uninjured. She was spotted at a City Utilities bus stop at 2350 S. Campbell Ave., near the intersection of Broadmoor. The bus driver contacted police, and officers we...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2016

Police search for missing, endangered child

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered child and is asking for the public’s assistance. [Name removed], 13, left a relative's home in the 500 block of E. Deerfield in...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2016

Upcoming “COPS” episodes feature Springfield Police Department

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Springfield Police Department officers will be featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS”, set to air at 7 p.m. CST on SPIKE on Dec. 17. In the segment in which SPD is featured, “a man has a heart-pounding...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Springfield City Council approves jail agreement with Vernon County

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City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Vernon County officials to house inmates at the Vernon County Jail Facility in Nevada, Mo. Sheriff Jason Mosher approached Springfield’s Police Chief Paul Williams, after hearing abo...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2016

"Coffee with the Chief" is Thursday morning

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, at McDonald's at 1607 E. Battlefield. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion betw...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2016

SPD hosts Q&A session for potential applicants

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The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Sprin...

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Learn more about joining the SPD. Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Police service dog retires

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Police service dog, Terra, of the Springfield Police Department officially retired from her duties in November due to both her advanced age and the concurrent retirement of her handler, Officer Jeff Ferneau.

Terra, a Belgian Malinois, ...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2016

Burglar dies from injuries sustained in shooting

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to 1515 N. Golden at approximately 9:21 p.m. on Dec. 6 after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot at the residence. Upon arriving at the location, officers located a male outside the h...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2016

"Coffee with the Chief" is Wednesday morning

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Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Classic Rock Coffee Co, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between th...

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Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2016

Springfield police investigate bank robbery

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at approximately 12:34 p.m. today at Guaranty Bank at 1510 E. Sunshine.

A male walked into the bank lobby and handed a teller a note demanding money. No...Read on...

Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Park Avenue deaths believed to be murder-suicide, investigation continues

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Springfield police officers were dispatched to 315 N. Park at 11:16 a.m. on Nov. 14 after receiving information from a family member of the male resident regarding deceased individuals possibly inside the home.

Upon arrival at ...Read on...

Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2016

Springfield police investigate suspicious death

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Springfield police were dispatched to Town and Campus Apartments at 2010 E. Page Sunday morning at approximately 6:47 a.m. after a female body was located in the courtyard.

The victim was identified as Camille Crews, 19, of Sp...Read on...

Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Search ended over the weekend for missing man

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Update (11-15-16): Springfield police were notified Saturday, Nov. 12, that Anderson safely returned home on Friday, Nov. 11.

Original release (11-9-16): The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missin...Read on...

Springfield Police Department News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Wednesday

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The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

  • Corporal Bryan Welch was promoted to sergeant, effe...
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    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 31, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    The third quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 2 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of July through September 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public ...Read on...

    View all Quarterly Public Safety Reports Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 26, 2016

    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates

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    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for three police officers at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Graduates include:

  • David Hunter, formerly of ...
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    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 26, 2016

    Family Violence Task Force to host fourth annual domestic violence conference

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    Springfield police continue to respond to and investigate thousands of calls of domestic abuse each year. Local organizations like Harmony House and The Victim Center are consistently seeing an increased need for their services fo...Read on...

    Stop the Violence Conference Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 20, 2016

    Fatality crash

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    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at National Avenue and Walnut Lawn Street at 4:29 p.m. on Oct. 17. A 2004 Buick LeSabre driven by George D. Boyd, 91, of Springfield, was northbound in the left t...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 19, 2016

    SPD to host Q&A session for potential applicants

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at ...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD. Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 4, 2016

    Search ends for missing person

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    Updatedrelease (Oct. 4, 2016): Police have made contact with Sheila Deems. She is in good condition and is no longer considered missing.

    Original release (Oct. 4, 2016): The Springfield Police Department is investigating a rep...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 3, 2016

    SPD to participate in national "Coffee with a Cop" event Friday

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    Chief Paul Williams of the Springfield Police Department began the monthly event, “Coffee with the Chief,” shortly after arriving in Springfield from Tulsa, Oklahoma and taking the reigns as Chief of Police in 2010. He planned to ...Read on...

    Coffee with a Cop Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 2, 2016

    Tuesday crash turns fatal

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    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to Kansas Expressway and Bennett at 5:58 a.m. on September 27 for a crash involving a 2007 Ford F150 and a bicycle. The driver of the pickup truck was identified as Rick A. Arispe, ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 1, 2016

    Fatality crash

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    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to Jefferson and Battlefield for a serious injury crash at 8:19 p.m. on Sept. 30. A black 2005 Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle, driven by Ishmael Hankins, 27, of Springfield, was traveli...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 30, 2016

    Police service dog, Aries, retires

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    Police service dog, Aries, of the Springfield Police Department officially retired from his duties on Sept. 9 due to long-term ailments.

    Aries was born on Jan. 9, 2009, in Holland and has served the SPD as K9 handler, Officer ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 28, 2016

    SPD honors award recipients

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    The Springfield Police Department hosted an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center. Officers were commended for their service, and in some cases, their bravery and extraor...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 27, 2016

    Media Alert: SPD to present awards at ceremony Wednesday

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    WHAT: Ceremony recognizing seven award recipients, including recipient of Purple Heart award

    WHEN: 3 p.m., Sept. 28

    WHERE: Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield

    # # #

    Media Contact:...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 20, 2016

    Police to provide enforcement presence during weekend "street machine" events

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    The 28th Annual Street Machine Nationals will be held this weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Historically, the participants and fans have congregated after the Fairgrounds event in the evening hours along the roadways and ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 19, 2016

    Neighborhood Watch training sessions to be offered in October

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    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions next month, and the training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Th...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 19, 2016

    "Coffee with the Chief" is Wednesday morning

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    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Travellers House Coffee & Tea, 2151 W. Republic. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open dis...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 16, 2016

    Thursday night crash turns fatal

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    At approximately 6:19 p.m. on Sept. 15, Springfield police officers responded to the intersection of Sunshine and Enterprise for a crash involving a 2013 Ford Van and 2002 Honda VTX Motorcycle. The van was being operated by Mark G...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 13, 2016

    Search ends for missing and endangered person

    Andrew Hughes

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update (7:15 p.m.): Hughes was located in good condition this evening by authorities in Haskell County, OK. He was driving at the time he was located and arrangements are being made to return him to Springfield.

    Original rele...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 12, 2016

    Canceled: Police request assistance with identifying child

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    Update (5:36 p.m.): A parent of the child was located at approximately 5 p.m. today. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident is ongoing.

    Original release (4:05 p.m.): A Springfield police officer wa...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 12, 2016

    Springfield Police Department to host ceremony honoring deputy constable killed in late 1800s

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    The Springfield Police Department will host a memorial ceremony in honor of the service and sacrifice of the late Deputy Constable Andrew J. Russell at 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Springfield Police Headquarters in the south lawn.

    In...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 12, 2016

    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 14 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield will for the fifth year, donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 14, to the Springfield Police and Fire departments.

    Last year's dona...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 10, 2016

    Sobriety checkpoint results

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other members of the Central Ozarks Regional DWI Task Force, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last n...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 3, 2016

    Pedestrian being treated for critical injuries after crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 10:33 p.m. on Sept. 2, Springfield police officers were dispatched to investigate a serious injury crash involving a pedestrian near Glenstone Avenue and Evergreen Street.

    A 1996 Chrysler Town and Country, driven by Todd B. ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 2, 2016

    August motorcycle crash turns fatal

    lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police responded to the intersection of Grand and Park at 3:39 p.m. on Aug. 24 for a crash involving a 1983 Kawasaki Motorcycle and a 2006 Chevrolet Impala.

    The on-scene investigation determined that the motorcycle...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 2, 2016

    SPD has DWI checkpoint planned for September

    impaired driving

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of September. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Conse...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 30, 2016

    Police search for suspect involved in violent crimes

    Elston

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is searching for Thomas Elston, a 35-year-old male from Springfield. He is believed to be the subject responsible for violent crimes that have occurred in Springfield today. Elston is approximatel...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 30, 2016

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Wednesday

    recognition

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

  • Sgt. Jennifer Charleston was promoted to lieutena...
  • Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 6, 2016

    Missing, endangered person found deceased

    Lanny Jackson

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sept. 6, 2016 Update

    Lanny Jackson is no longer considered missing. On Sept. 5, the body of Jackson was discovered in a conservation area in Douglas County, Missouri. No foul play is suspected in his death.

    Originally released ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 27, 2016

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to the area of Sunshine Avenue and Seiger Street for a motor vehicle crash at 12:58 a.m. on Aug. 27. The initial investigation determined that a white 2006 Hummer H3, operated by Jordan ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 18, 2016

    Police continue homicide investigation, suspect in custody

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to 635 E. University at approximately 7:36 p.m. on Aug. 17 after receiving a report that a man and woman had been stabbed at the home. Upon arriving at the location, officers located a d...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 14, 2016

    Sobriety checkpoint results

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other members of the Central Ozarks Regional DWI Task Force, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last n...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 11, 2016

    Motorists in Wednesday's fatality crash identified

    crash scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at Chestnut Expressway and Lulwood Avenue at 4:36 p.m. on Aug. 10.

    A 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Nathan Heflin, 34, of Springfield, was turning from north...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 10, 2016

    "Coffee with the Chief" tomorrow morning

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Dancing Mule, 1945 S. Glenstone. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the pu...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 4, 2016

    Search ends for missing juvenile

    Alway

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Updated release (Oct. 4, 2016): Jacquelyn Alway was located in Springfield on Oct. 3. She was found safe.

    Original release (Aug. 9, 2016): The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangere...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 9, 2016

    SPD hosts Q&A session for potential applicants tonight

    job expo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at th...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD. Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 3, 2016

    67th Springfield Police Academy class to graduate Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 67th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 5, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road.

    These 11 graduates have undergone 1,059 hours (26 weeks) of inten...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: July 27, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    Quarterly Public Safety Report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The second quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 2 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Saf...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: July 25, 2016

    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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    6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
    Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • $1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (5:30-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Pre...
  • Read on...

    View the public service announcement. Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    "Coffee with the Chief" tomorrow morning

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Big Momma's Coffee & Espresso Bar, 217 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: July 12, 2016

    Person found dead after house fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department and Springfield Fire Marshals are investigating a death and a fire that began on the 900 block of West Ildereen around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

    A woman told police and fire investigators that ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: July 8, 2016

    Springfield police investigate suspicious deaths

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to 906 S. Kickapoo at approximately 1:14 p.m. on July 8 after family members of the residents called 911 and requested a well-being check.

    Upon arriving at the location, officers l...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: July 6, 2016

    SPD to host Q&A session for potential applicants

    job expo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at t...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD. Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: July 1, 2016

    Suspect of child molestation case now in custody

    Frank Schultz

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Frank P. Lambert (DOB, 6-30-58), who was identifying previously as Frank Schultz, was taken into custody this evening after police received a tip from a citizen and located Lambert in the 800 block of N. Forest in Springf...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: June 16, 2016

    SPD opens application process for teen cadet program

    cadets

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is now accepting applications for its Cadet Unit, which is a volunteer operational unit designed to prepare the cadets for a career in law enforcement while supplementing the resources of the depa...Read on...

    Springfield Cadet Unit Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    Missing and endangered person, James Edwards, located

    missing person

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: James J. Edwards was located at approximately 9:30 a.m. today. A citizen observed him near the area of National and Chestnut, reported the sighting to police and officers located him. He was not in medical distress and was...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: June 14, 2016

    Investigation of fatal hit-and-run continues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is continuing the investigation into a motor vehicle crash in which a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of East Kearney Street at approximately 11:10 p.m. on Friday, June 10. The ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: June 14, 2016

    Neighborhood Watch training session to be offered

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session from 8:30 a.m.-noon on June 25 in the Frisco Room at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield. The training focuses on...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: June 11, 2016

    Hit-and-run suspect critically injures bicyclist

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash in which a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of East Kearney Street at approximately 11:10 p.m. on Friday, June 10. The bicyclist received c...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: June 11, 2016

    Two arrested during sobriety checkpoint

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night on Glenstone Avenue at Turner Street. A total of 731 motorists were contacted during the 3 ½ ho...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: June 8, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: June 2, 2016

    Offering citizens a crash course on policing in Springfield

    Citizens Police Academy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Each year, the Springfield Police Department offers citizens the unique opportunity to get a taste of how their law enforcement agency and its many specialized units operate. A successful and interactive program called the Citizen...Read on...

    Apply for the Citizens Police Academy Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    Search ends for missing endangered person

    Downing

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Mr. Downing was located by a citizen near the yard waste recycling center in the 3600 block of S. Hutchinson Rd. He has no apparent injuries.

    Original release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a repor...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 31, 2016

    SPD has DWI checkpoint planned for June

    impaired driving

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of June. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Consequenc...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 30, 2016

    Search ends for missing endangered person

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update:
    The search has ended for Michael Bickel who safely returned home this morning.

    Original: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for the public’s ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 28, 2016

    Fatal crash in west Springfield

    lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at Sunshine Street and Zimmer Road, at 3:10 p.m. on May 28.

    A 2005 Victory motorcycle, driven by Eric Teague, 43, of Springfield, was turning from westbound Su...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 27, 2016

    SPD lieutenants graduate from Command College

    Command College

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Two lieutenants from the Springfield Police Department were honored as part of the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (MPCCF) Command College Class VI. Lieutenants Stacey Parton and Culley Wilson graduated from MPCCF’s C...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 24, 2016

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Thursday

    corporal stripes

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    The following officers will be promoted to the rank ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 20, 2016

    Springfield police continue investigation of convenience store robberies

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a string of robberies that occurred early Tuesday morning. In each of three of the morning’s robberies, one or two males entered the convenience stores, displayed guns and took u...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 19, 2016

    Search ends for missing and endangered person; woman found safe

    Whitney Sisco

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Whitney Sisco was located at Walmart at 2825 N. Kansas Expressway this evening. She is safe and her health is in good condition.

    Original release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missin...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 17, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Kingdom Coffee, 211 S. Market.. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the pub...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 17, 2016

    SPD veteran to retire after 25 years of service

    Kamykowski

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Lt. Scott Kamykowski of the Springfield Police Department will retire on May 27 after 25 years of service to the City of Springfield.

    Kamykowski earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Drury University and began hi...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 13, 2016

    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for four police officers at 5 p.m. today, May 13, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Graduates include:

  • Nick Brasser, formerly of th...
  • Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    Fatality pedestrian crash

    investigation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: The victim of the fatality crash in the 2500 block of W. Kearney has been identified as Michelle McCown, 43, of Springfield. Her next of kin has been notified. The vehicle involved was a 2005 Buick Century driven by Johnni...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: January 4, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The first quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 10 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of January through March 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: May 2, 2016

    January assault turns to homicide investigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department responded to 1053 S. Thelma Ave. at approximately 1:34 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2016, after a 911 caller stated a person had been stabbed. Officers located a male victim inside the home who had injuries c...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    Missing person case comes to a close

    J. Waterhouse

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update:
    Junelle Waterhouse was contacted by police on April 28 and is no longer considered missing.

    Original news release:The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person. Junell...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: April 19, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief this Thursday

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at Dancing Mule, 1945 S. Glenstone. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the p...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: April 12, 2016

    Statewide "Click It or Ticket" enforcement Thursday

    belt.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on April 14 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up and to save more lives.

    Despite eviden...Read on...

    Buckle Up and Arrive Alive Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: April 9, 2016

    Fifteen impaired drivers arrested during sobriety checkpoint

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night at Jefferson Avenue and Harrison Street. A total of 590 motorists were contacted during the four ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: March 31, 2016

    Fatality crash in Springfield

    broken glass

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department responded to an injury crash at Kansas Expressway and Mt. Vernon at 7:13 a.m. on March 31.

    A 2001 Ford F-150, driven by Anthony Smith, 32, of Springfield, with a passenger, Viola Tuttle, 62, of...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: March 30, 2016

    SPD has DWI checkpoint planned for April

    impaired driving

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of April. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Consequen...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: March 23, 2016

    Missing and endangered person, Bobbie L. Carter, located in Texas

    Bobbie Carter

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Bobbie Carter and Irwin Rogers were located by deputies of the Wichita Falls Sheriff's Department today. SPD's missing person case has concluded now that Bobbie has been located and is considered an adult in the state of M...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: March 21, 2016

    City to pay to house inmates in Miller, Taney counties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council voted on March 21 to allocate up to $500,000 to house inmates in Miller and Taney County detention facilities, as a temporary solution to a long-standing disagreement with the Greene County Sheriff over th...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: March 21, 2016

    Missing and endangered person, Timothy "Scott" Bell, located

    Timothy Bell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Original news release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from the public. Timothy “Scott” Bell, 49, was last contacted while receiving medical care in Spri...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: March 15, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief this Thursday

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at Big Momma's Coffee & Espresso Bar, 217 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: March 14, 2016

    Assault turns to homicide investigation after victim dies from injuries

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 831 W. Catalpa at 6:58 p.m. on March 11 after a 911 caller found an injured male lying along the road.

    Officers and medical personnel located Landon M. Bays, 18, of Springfi...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: March 12, 2016

    Police need assistance in identifying victim of life-threatening assault

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: The victim has been identified as Landon Mark Bays, 18, of Springfield. He is currently in critical condition, and next of kin has been notified. SPD has no further details to provide regarding the assault investigation a...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: March 9, 2016

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Friday

    recognition

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Mill Building, 216 W. Central.

    Lt. Shawn Williams was promoted to captain, effective March 6.
    Sgt. Jason Laub was promoted to...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: March 7, 2016

    SPD to host Q&A session for potential applicants

    Job fair

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 14, at t...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD. Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 28, 2016

    Springfield police officer assaulted with vehicle, suspect charged

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Just before 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, Officer Clinton “Dave” Laws was in the area of Glenstone and Division where he located a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Casey's General Store. The driver refused to acknowledge Officer L...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 26, 2016

    Police Department completes annual report

    annual report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department has completed an annual report that highlights the department’s activities during 2015.

    Police Chief Paul Williams mentions in his opening message of the report that many things were accomplish...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Springfield Police Department provides “Safe Exchange Zone” for internet transactions

    Safe Exchange Zone

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department has designated a parking spot at its headquarters, 321 E. Chestnut Expressway, to create a secure location for Springfield residents to complete transactions initiated in an online forum such as F...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 18, 2016

    Statewide "Click It or Ticket" enforcement tomorrow

    seat belt

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on Feb. 19 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up and to save more lives. Despite evidence pr...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 15, 2016

    Motorcyclist dies weeks after January crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Chestnut Expressway and O’Hara Avenue at 3:46 p.m. on Jan. 29.

    A 2015 Triumph motorcycle driven by Donald Myers, 55, of Springfield, was traveling eastbou...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 14, 2016

    Springfield police investigate homicide

    crime scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police were dispatched to 839 S. West Ave. at approximately 6:42 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot.

    Upon arrival to this address, officers located a male victim in the front...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 12, 2016

    Long-time Springfield homicide sergeant to retire

    Sgt. Allen Neal

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sgt. Allen Neal will retire on Feb. 18 after 25 years of service with the Springfield Police Department.

    Sgt. Allen Neal began his law enforcement career with the Panola County Sherriff’s Office in Batesville, Miss. After three...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: July 1, 2015

    Fatality crash investigation continues at Springfield Sanitary Landfill

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at 3545 W Farm Road 34, the Springfield Sanitary Landfill, at 10:57 a.m. on Feb. 10.

    A 2016 Kenworth semi truck towing a trailer, driven by Jordan Born, 28, of...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 11, 2016

    Subject of missing person investigation, located

    Newberry

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: The subject of this missing person investigation has been located and is safe.

    Original news release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from th...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    Victim identified in fatal pedestrian crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the 2000 block of South Glenstone Avenue for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at 6:36 p.m. on Feb. 9. The initial investigation determined a red 2005 Ford Five Hundred sedan dri...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    Fatality crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Grand Street and Golden Avenue at 5:56 p.m. on Feb. 9.

    A 2003 Jeep Wrangler driven by Mary Murphy, 44, of Springfield, was traveling eastbound on Grand St...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 9, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between t...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 6, 2016

    Springfield police investigate homicide on Republic Road

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to the parking lot of 1645 W. Republic at 10:01 p.m. on Feb. 5 after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot. At the scene, officers located a male victim in the parking lot that had ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 5, 2016

    Police, partner agencies continue to assist individuals notified to vacate properties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Department and Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door program, which works to prevent and end homelessness in Greene, Christian and Webster Counties, continue to work together to assist an estimated 20 in...Read on...

    View protocol for moving homeless camps. Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 4, 2016

    January crash turns fatal

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Sunset and Jefferson at 1:23 p.m. on Jan. 19. A 2005 Pontiac Vibe driven by Timothy D. Keeling, 67, of Springfield, was traveling southbound on Jefferson whe...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 1, 2016

    Motorcyclist dies after Sunday crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of Republic Road and Golden Avenue at 12:34 p.m. on Jan. 31.

    A 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Brian Raymond, 39, o...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: February 1, 2016

    Pedestrian crash turns fatal

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 7:07 p.m. on Jan. 26 Springfield police officers responded to 2515 N. Glenstone for a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

    Pedestrians Petra Hensler, 53, and Kevin Drake, 56, both of Springfield, were traveling westbou...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: January 29, 2016

    Neighborhood Watch training session to be offered in March

    nbrhoodwatch.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session from 6-9 p.m. on March 15 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. The training focuses on crime p...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: January 29, 2016

    SPD releases 2015 Uniform Crime Report

    UCR logo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department's 2015 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) has been completed, and the year-end data shows an overall increase in Part 1 crime in Springfield of 4.5 percent, compared to 2014, w...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: January 26, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The fourth quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 4.5 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of October through December 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Pu...Read on...

    Quarterly Public Safety Report - 4th Quarter 2015 Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: January 22, 2016

    66th Springfield Police Academy class graduates tonight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 66th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 22, at the Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road.

    These 21 graduates have undergone 1,019 hours (26 wee...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: January 21, 2016

    Springfield police captain retires after 22 years with department

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The commander of the Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Captain David Millsap, will retire from the department on Jan. 25 after 22 years of service to the City of Springfield.

    During his time wit...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 19, 2017

    Driver charged in 2016 fatal crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sept. 19, 2017 -- Donald E. Bailey, 25, was charged today by the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with first-degree involuntary manslaughter. 

    This charge is merely an accusation, and Bailey is presumed innocent unt...

    Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 10, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief cancelled due to inclement weather

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Coffee with the Chief has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Big Momma's Coffee and Espres...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: January 8, 2016

    SPD searches for missing and endangered person

    Jack Brattin

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Brattin was located in Lincoln, Mo. He is safe with law enforcement and waiting to be reunited with family.

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking fo...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: January 3, 2016

    Springfield police investigate homicide on S. Glenstone

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police responded to a convenience store located at 2101 S. Glenstone Ave. at approximately 1:22 a.m. today, Jan. 3, after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot. Upon arrival at the convenience store, officers loca...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: December 22, 2015

    SPD’s Officer Mark Priebe recognized by Special Olympics Missouri

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Officer Mark Priebe of the Springfield Police Department was named the “Outstanding Unsung Hero in Region 3” by the Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Missouri. The state’s top achievers were recognize...Read on...

    SPD's Polar Plunge Team Page Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: December 21, 2015

    Springfield police investigate suspicious death

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police were dispatched to Franciscan Villa at 620 W. Scott Sunday night at approximately 10:46 p.m. after a 911 caller stated a gunshot was heard in a neighboring apartment. Upon responding to Franciscan Villa, officer...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: December 18, 2015

    SPD commanders attend Department of Justice program focused on protecting kids

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams and five of the Springfield Police Department’s other commanders completed the Missing Children Seminar for Chief Executives (CEO) hosted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Chil...Read on...

    NCMEC Law Enforcement Training Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for three police officers at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Graduates include:

  • Nathan Fetters, formerly of the ...
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    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    Missouri Police Chiefs Association names SPD Chief Paul Williams 2015 Chief of the Year

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At its annual meeting in Jefferson City Dec. 10, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with the 2015 Missouri Police Chiefs Donald “Red” Loehr Chief of the Year Award.

    M...Read on...

    View congratulatory video from SPD and City staff. Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    Missing woman safely located

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Patroni was located and is safe.

    Original release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing adult and is asking for assistance from the public. The adult is Alejandrina Patroni , a 92-...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: December 15, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Hebrews Coffee at 1604 E. Republic. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between th...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: December 14, 2015

    Suspect charged in robbery/assault of delivery driver

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Dec. 10, Springfield officers responded to the area of 2131 N. Pierce to investigate a robbery after contacting a male victim at a convenience store at 1605 E. Kearney. The victim was able to tell officers that he worked for Pi...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: December 14, 2015

    Suspects charged in armed robbery

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 2:13 a.m. on Dec. 12, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a robbery involving a handgun that had just taken place at a convenience store at 609 E. Elm.

    In the parking lot of the store, two males exited their...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: December 7, 2015

    SPD to host Q&A sessions for potential applicants

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. There will be two options for the seminars: in-person and virtua...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 26, 2015

    Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A suspect was shot and killed on Nov. 25 after attempting to take a Springfield police officer's gun. The suspect has been identified as Magnum E. Phillips, 23, of Springfield. His next of kin have been notified.

    At approximate...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 25, 2015

    Springfield Police Department achieves reaccreditation from CALEA

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Nov. 21, Chief Paul Williams, Sgt. Patrick Haenni and Capt. Vance Holland of the Springfield Police Department appeared before the Board of Commissioners for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (C...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 24, 2015

    Springfield police continue homicide investigation, victim identified

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 12:25 p.m. on Nov. 23, Springfield police officers responded to 342 E. Downing Street after a 911 caller requested that officers check the well-being of the residents. After responding to the home, officers were a...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 23, 2015

    Increased "Click It or Ticket" enforcement Wednesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on Nov. 25 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up, and save more lives.

    Despite evidence p...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 17, 2015

    October crash turns fatal

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 5:36 a.m. on Oct. 30, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Division Street and LeCompte Road. A 2006 Chevrolet HHR driven by Kimber L. Vansandt, 21, of Springfield, was traveling southbound o...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 17, 2015

    SPD recognizes promotions and honors award recipients

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department hosted a combined awards and promotions ceremony for citizens and SPD staff at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Springfield Art Museum. Staff and citizens were commended for their service, and in some cas...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 16, 2015

    Springfield police investigate connected robberies

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of two related robberies that occurred on Nov. 13 and 15.

    Case 15-45645: On Nov. 13 at approximately 3:18 p.m., Springfield police were d...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 16, 2015

    Media Alert: SPD to present awards, recognize promotions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    WHAT: Ceremony recognizing three SPD promotions and 13 award recipients, to include Officer Aaron Pearson who received career-ending injuries from a shooting on Jan. 26, 2015.

    WHEN: 2 p.m., Nov. 17

    WHERE: Springfield...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 7, 2015

    Sobriety checkpoint results

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night on Sunshine Street at West Bypass. A total of 500 motori...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 5, 2015

    Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting identified as Joseph M. Tyndall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The suspect who pointed a gun at Springfield police officers and was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Nov. 4 has been identified as Joseph M. Tyndall, age 30. Tyndall is from the Joplin area and his only known relativ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 4, 2015

    Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Nov. 4, Sgt. Ryan Russell of the Springfield Police Department was on patrol just west of Kearney and Glenstone when he discovered a vehicle crash near the intersection, and one of the drivers involv...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: November 2, 2015

    Springfield police investigate homicide on W. State

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 8:25 a.m. on Nov. 2, officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to 920 W. State Street after a 911 caller stated a disturbance was occurring at the residence. After responding to the home, officers ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint in November

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of November. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Conseq...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The third quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 3 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of July through September 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Older childre...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 27, 2015

    Springfield police investigate homicide

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 9:23 p.m. on Oct. 26, Springfield police officers responded to 2148 N. East, Apt. #B, after the 911 caller discovered a male subject who was not breathing. When officers and medical personnel arrived, they found a...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 19, 2015

    Pedestrian dies following Oct. 6 traffic crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 9:49 p.m. on Oct. 6, a crash occurred near the intersection of National Avenue and Bear Boulevard. Officers from the Springfield Police Department responded and conducted an investigation. The initial investigation determined t...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 14, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion betw...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 7, 2015

    Burglary suspect charged

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Robert Jacob Rushing, 33, of Springfield has been charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of felony stealing.

    Rushing was arrested by Springfield Police yesterday in reference to a residential burglary in the 3300 b...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 1, 2015

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Special Response Team Building, 216 W. Central.

    The SPD has promoted five to sergeant.

  • Cpl. Nelson Kibby, effective Oct. 4
  • Cpl...
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    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    SPD to host Q&A sessions for potential applicants

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. There will be two options for the seminars: in-person and virtua...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD. Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    Family Violence Task Force to partner with Verizon and MSU to host third annual community conference

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Verizon Wireless has awarded a $15,000 HopeLine grant to the Family Violence Task Force, a part of Community Partnership of the Ozarks' Violence Free Families. The funds will allow domestic violence training to be provided at no c...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 24, 2015

    Increased police presence planned this weekend

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will increase its presence this weekend in the area of the Glenstone/Kearney intersection.

    O’Reilly Auto Parts is sponsoring the 27th Annual Street Machine Nationals on Sept. 26-27 at the Oza...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 22, 2015

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 11 additional police officers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 11 additional officer positions under the 2015 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The estimated to...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 15, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between t...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 10, 2015

    Neighborhood Watch training sessions to be offered next month

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions in October. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Throug...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 12, 2015

    Sobriety checkpoint results

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    The Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night at Jefferson Avenue and Harrison Street. A total of 625 motorists were contacted during the 3 ½ hours the checkpoint was in operation.
    ...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 10, 2015

    Neighborhood Watch training sessions to be offered next month

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions in October. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Throug...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 9, 2015

    2015 Citizen’s Police Academy kicks off tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department’s 2015 Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Twenty-five students from various...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 7, 2015

    Update on missing person

    Carrie Ann Allen

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    UPDATE: Carrie Ann Allen is no longer missing. She reported to Springfield Police Headquarters this evening and is safe.

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assista...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: September 3, 2015

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of September. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Conse...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: August 25, 2015

    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again
    donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

    Last year's donation netted nearl...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: October 27, 2017

    Fatality pedestrian crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a serious injury crash near S. Glenstone Avenue and E. Cherry Street at 7:01 a.m. on Oct. 27. A 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Dawson Anderson, 19, of Springfield, was southbound on G...

    Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: July 30, 2015

    One of Springfield’s first female police officers to retire from the City after 41 years

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Ever since the first police departments in the U.S. were formed in the mid-19th century, policing has been viewed by most as a traditionally male career path.

    In 1970, only about 2 percent of all police officers in the United ...Read on...

    Download high-res photo of Sandy Goss. Springfield Police Department News Releases
    Posted on: January 21, 2015

    Springfield Police Department 25-year veteran to retire

    Lt Brian Phillips

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be honoring Lt. Brian Phillips during a retirement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.22 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Phillips joi...Read on...

    Springfield Police Department News Releases