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Lisa joined the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information staff as the Public Affairs Officer for the Springfield Police Department in April 2013. Most recently, Lisa worked as a media relations specialist for Mercy Health, and she started her career as a marketing specialist for Servpro of Springfield/Greene County. Lisa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in administrative studies, both from Missouri State University. Title: Public Affairs Officer, Springfield Police Dept. Phone: 417-864-1786 E-mail

Missouri Police Chief of the Year – Paul Williams

Springfield’s own Paul Williams recently received the Missouri Police Chief of the Year award in Jefferson City. On behalf of the City of Springfield, Congratulations Chief!

2016 Polar Plunge Springfield

This “unbearable” event in Springfield (formerly Branson) is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Springfield Police, Art Museum News Conference

The Springfield Police Department is actively investigating a commercial burglary that occurred at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 W. Brookside, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. on April 6 and 8:45 a.m. on April 7. The museum is open; however, the exhibition “The Electric Garden of Our Minds: British/American Pop” is closed, as a security […]

Missing person case comes to a close

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. Junelle A. Waterhouse, 22, was last seen on April 14 in Springfield. Additional details that have developed during the investigation have led the […]

January assault turns to homicide investigation

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 consistent with knife wound. The victim was transported to a Mercy Hospital where he was treated […]

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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 Safety Report. Crimes against persons increased by 9 percent compared to the first quarter of last […]

Fatality pedestrian crash

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 Johnnie Elliot, 70, of Willard. The crash reconstruction investigation is ongoing. Original release: At approximately […]

Coffee with the Chief tomorrow

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting “Coffee with the Chief” at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Eurasia Café, 445 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the public and the Chief. Anyone interested in asking questions or learning more about the Springfield Police Department is […]