Springfield Police Department

  • Agency: Springfield Police Department
  • Address: 321 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield , 65802 MO
  • Chief: Paul F. Williams (Chief of Police)
Phone: 417.864.1810
Fax: 417-864-1713

Springfield Police Department is located at 321 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield , 65802 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is Paul F. Williams. The Springfield Police Department phone number is 417.864.1810.

Springfield Police Department News

UPDATE: Family of this child has been identified. We are working with Children's Division and continuing our investigation. Thank you all for your assistance and input! **We are requesting assistance with identifying this child and a parent of this child.** Springfield police were dispatched to the 1600 block of N. Fremont at 11:55 a.m. after neighbors in the area reported a small child was walking alone, and they were unable to locate a parent or caretaker for the child. Officers canvassed this area and have been unable to determine where or with whom the child belongs. At this time, no child has been reported missing. The child, whose name is unknown, is believed to be about 3-4 years old but is not verbalizing anything to officers. Anyone with information regarding this child’s parent or guardian is urged to call 911 or the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.

The purpose of "Coffee with the Chief" is to encourage an open discussion between the public and the Chief. Anyone interested in asking questions about the department is encouraged to attend. ---- 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 do it for his first year as a way to get to know the citizens of Springfield and as a way to open lines of communication between the department and those it serves. At the end of the first year, Williams was encouraged by a former City Council member to continue “Coffee with the Chief indefinitely.” Almost eight years later, Williams has met countless citizens over cups of Joe in a comfortable and informal setting nearly every month since the event’s inception.

Update: The pedestrian was identified as Kevin W. Mitchell, 48. Next of kin has been notified. 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-ramp from Glenstone onto James River Expressway when it struck a male pedestrian who was crossing northbound. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries on scene. Police are still working to confirm his identity. The investigation is ongoing, and impairment of the driver is not believed to be a factor in this crash. This marks the third fatality crash in Springfield for 2018.

Neighborhood Watch is a voluntary program organized by concerned citizens to reduce crime in their communities. Working with local law enforcement agencies, citizens can learn when and how to report suspicious activities, assist in property identification, conduct home security surveys, and implement home security measures and precautions. The following is a list of common traits that successful Neighborhood Watch programs share: --People feel a sense of ownership with the program. They have invested their time and energy in it and it belongs to them. --Law Enforcement is seen as an indispensable guiding force. --Citizens see the program as their own responsibility. They choose to get involved in all stages of planning, from implementation and evaluation to maintenance. --The program addresses the local concerns of the citizens such as domestic violence, abandoned cars, vacant lots filled with trash, drugs and gang activity. No matter where you live, you can still be at risk for facing a crime threat. Early detection is the best way to prevent the onset of bigger problems. It's a good idea to get into action at the first sight of trouble. A rash of break-ins, people loitering, graffiti and abandoned autos are all possible clues that could lead to trouble. Paying attention to small problems ahead of time can save you from having to face larger and more difficult ones down the road. Any resident of a Springfield community can join a Neighborhood Watch, even those who do not own a home. More about Neighborhood Watch: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/343/Getting-Started-With-Neighborhood-Watch Register here: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/FormCenter/Police-4/Neighborhood-Watch-Training-Session-Regi-100

Police release identity of homicide victim, investigation continues 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 wounds in the yard of the residence. The victim was transported by ambulance to a hospital where she later died. The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers arriving. The victim was identified as Raquel R. Montgomery, 29, of Springfield. Next of kin notifications have been made for the victim. A suspect has not been identified at this time. Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.

Katie's right. "Chief Williams is brilliant. 💙💙💙" #HappyValentinesDay! #SpreadALittleLove #JimmyKimmel #sweettweets Follow him on Twitter at @chief_spd

These Cub Scouts of Wolf Den 289 learned about "hometown heroes" and got a special tour of our South District Station!

The Springfield Police Officers Association created this one-of-a-kind officer wellness program to encourage their peers and the families of their fellow officers to anonymously obtain free mental health care which will help them work through the stress that comes with a law enforcement career. And we support it 100%! #changingtheculture

Officer Brandon Keene will probably disagree, but this seems like a good time to bring this "oldie-but-goodie" back out for a share. It's not everyday that we allow a half-naked male to prance around through our station. Enjoy. #ValentinesDay2016

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 April 16, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield Road. Applicants will learn about the entire testing process including the physical agility test, written examination, oral interview, background investigation and post offer exam. It is not mandatory that an applicant attend, but information given during the seminar may prove helpful to them during the testing process. Hiring information and an application link can be found online at goSPD.com. Additional dates for testing will be added to the SPD’s website throughout the year. For more information, contact Officer Brandon Keene at 417-864-1796 or BKeene@springfieldmo.gov.

Dustin Stacey, a suspect in last week's homicide of Kenneth Clark, was arrested overnight. To avoid jeopardizing our ongoing investigation, we are unable to provide further details at this time.

This little guy was not at all impressed by the fact that 10 of us were jumping into a freezing cold lake to raise 💰 for Special Olympics Missouri. However, he was quite fond of the K9 trading card that Officer Kitta gave him. #polarplunge #K9Charlieisfamous

Police officers spend a lot of time taking care of everyone else around them. It's important that we all remember to take care of ourselves, too.

He has officially signed off for the last time. 🔊 Cpl. Jim Edwards spent 28 years in law enforcement, 24 of those serving the City of Springfield. We thank you for your service! Enjoy retirement!

Our friends from The Gardens Assisted and Independent Living were thinking about our officers who will be hard at work during the big Super Bowl--they brought us lots of great Super Bowl snacks! They appreciate all our officers do to assist their residents. Thank you all for your thoughtfulness!

2018 Special Olympics Missouri Polar Plunge - SPD Team

WE DID IT....Brrrrrrrr! Thanks to all who made donations to Special Olympics Missouri! #PolarPlunge Missouri Polar Plunge