Springfield Police Department

Springfield Police Department

According to the Springfield Police Department, "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."

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The Springfield Police Department, with help from 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 Friday night on Glenstone at Catalpa.  A total of 724 motorists was contacted during the three and a half hours the checkpoint was in operation.

Seven drivers were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, one was arrested for a warrant and three were arrested for drug-related offenses.

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The Springfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teenager who they believe may be in danger.   Sixteen-year-old Jacquelyn Alway voluntarily left her home in Springfield on Aug. 6 and was last seen at the bus stop at Division and Johnston. Police say additional details that have developed during the investigation have led the SPD to ask for public assistance in this search. It is believed that Alway could be in the company of an adult male, and she may also leave the state.

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A program at the Springfield Police Department lets young people see what it takes to be a police officer and prepares them for a career in law enforcement.  Applications are now being accepted for the Cadet Unit.  It’s a volunteer operational unit that not only serves young people but also helps supplement the resources of the department, according to a news release from the City of Springfield.

Police Program Creates Tighter Bond With Community

Jun 6, 2016
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For the past five years, the Springfield Police Department has opened its doors to citizens curious about how law enforcement functions.

After years without the program, the Citizen’s Police Academy was re-introduced in 2011 to better understand what SPD officers go through on a daily basis.

Each summer, no more than 25 individuals are selected to participate in the 11-week course. To be eligible to apply, a person must be a citizen of the area, 18 years or older, no felonies, and pass a background check. Applications are due July 1.