SPD Launches Volunteers In Police Services Program

SPD is proud to announce the unveiling of our new volunteer program – Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS)! Programs like these have shown great success across the country and we are committed to ensuring that this program is an asset to the Springfield Community.

Interested in learning more about the VIPS? Click Here!

 

Join SPD & Join SMJ

Are you looking for a rewarding career filled with professional development opportunities?

Interested in a position grounded in the service of others?

Do you want to be part of a team dedicated to making a difference?

Have you considered a career in law enforcement?

Interested in learning more? Be sure to visit our ‘Join SPD’ & ‘Join SMJ’ pages. These pages serve as a resource for those considering a career in law enforcement. We’ll share out position information, job listings, hiring process guides, and firsthand testimonials from our Officers!

Click here to see current openings & to apply
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Have Questions? Click here to contact the SPD recruitment team

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2022 Annual Reports

The Springfield Police Department is proud to share our annual reports for 2022. In addition to these reports being presented to the City Council & Mayor, they are available below for community member review. 

2022 Use of Force Report
2022 Use of Force Report Infographic
2022 Community Outreach Report
2022 Complaints & Commendations Report

Contact Us
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Non-Emergency 541.726.3714
Anonymous Tip Line 541.726.3773
Municipal Jail 541.744.4177
E-Mail police@springfield-or.gov
Address 230 4th St. Springfield, OR 97477
Upcoming Events
SPD in the Community

Emerald City Shakedown

July 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Noche Cultural

July 15, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Central Lane Show ‘N Shine

July 15, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Media Releases

Early Morning Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality

February 18, 2024|Comments Off on Early Morning Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality

Location: HWY 126 Eastbound @ Mohawk Blvd Case Number: 24-1203 Date/Time: 02/18-22024 | 0238 More Information: Public Information Coordinator | spdpi@springfield-or.gov Completed By: Sgt. Del Castillo NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On February 18, 2024, at 0238 hours officers from the Springfield [...]

Aster Street Homicide Investigation

February 16, 2024|Comments Off on Aster Street Homicide Investigation

Location: 4600 block of Aster Street Case Number: 24-1140 Date/Time: 02-15-2024 at 3:51 PM More Information: Public Information Coordinator | spdpi@springfield-or.gov Completed By: Sergeant James Wilson INVOLVED SUSPECT: Smith, Jack Edward 89 Year-Old Male | Springfield, OR CHARGES: Murder II [...]

Community Member, OSP Trooper, & SPD Animal Control Officer Successfully Administer Lifesaving Measures to Cardiac Arrest Victim

January 29, 2024|Comments Off on Community Member, OSP Trooper, & SPD Animal Control Officer Successfully Administer Lifesaving Measures to Cardiac Arrest Victim

Location: Main Street | Springfield Incident Number: #24-009782 Date/Time: January 12, 2024 More Information: spdpi@springfield-or.gov Completed By: Zak Gosa-Lewis, Public Information Officer NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: On January 12th, 2024, Springfield Police Department Dispatch received a call that a passerby observed [...]

COMMUNITY INFORMATION - SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION/LOCATIONSPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT Incident: Male Suspect Sought In Connection to Unwanted Sexual ContactLocation: Splash Swim Center, SpringfieldCase Number: 23-8878Date/Time: December 30th, 2023More Information: Public Information Coordinator | spdpi@springfield-or.govCompleted By: Det. Terry Murray NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT: The Springfield Police Department is seeking the community's help in identifying and/or locating the pictured suspect. On December 30th, 2023 an unknown male was accompanied with a small female child estimated between the ages of three and five years old at the Splash swim center in Springfield. The suspect approached an adult female in the swimming pool and subjected her to unwanted sexual contact. The man was observed leaving as police were arriving on scene, but before he had been identified on video surveillance. If you have any pertinent information, please contact SPD at 541.726.3714 or police@springfield-or.gov ... See MoreSee Less
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INCIDENT REPORTSPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT Incident: Persistence Leads to Arrest of Felony Assault Suspect Location: 4600 block Franklin BlvdCase Number: 24-1110Date/Time: Initial Call – 2/13/2024 | Arrest – 2/19/2024 @ 1830hrsMore Information: Public Information Coordinator | spdpi@springfield-or.govCompleted By: Sergeant Justin Myers INVOLVED SUSPECT:Peters, James Dwight | 38-Year-Old Male | Springfield, OR NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:On February 13th, 2024, Springfield Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the Lane Transit District Station at 355 South A Street for what was initially reported as a harassment that occurred at the location. Through the initial investigation, officers developed probable cause to arrest James Peters for felony-level Assault IV (APA) as well as Strangulation. Officers continued the investigation in the following days with the goal of locating and arresting Peters. On February 19th, officers’ efforts resulted in the location of Peters in the 4600 block of Franklin Blvd. Officers from the department’s K9 Team, Drone Team, and SWAT assisted in the apprehension due to safety concerns and reports that Peters was in possession of a firearm. Peters was taken into custody without incident and was lodged at the Lane County Jail. CHARGES:Assault IV (APA) – FelonyStrangulation (APA) ... See MoreSee Less
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INCIDENT REPORTSPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT Incident: Suspect Arrested After Domestic Violence Incident Location: 500 Block of S 53rd St | Springfield, ORCase Number: 24-1253Date/Time: 02/19/24 @ 8:30 PMMore Information: spdpi@springfield-or.govCompleted By: Zak Gosa-Lewis, Public Information CoordinatorINVOLVED SUSPECT:Vanwormer, James Clayton 42 Year-Old Male | Springfield, ORNARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:On February 19, 2024, at approximately 8:30 PM, the Springfield Police Department received a 911 call regarding a domestic violence incident near the 500 block of S. 53rd Street. The caller stated that he had been repeatedly pepper sprayed by a male suspect and that the suspect had also repeatedly punched a female victim who was in need of medical attention.An SPD patrol officer located the suspect, James Vanwormer, nearby. When contacted, the suspect quickly advanced towards the lone officer. Attempting to deescalate, the officer backed away from Vanwormer and requested cover from additional officers. Once a cover officer arrived, both officers attempted to take the suspect into custody. Vanwormer resisted, precipitating a struggle between him and the officers which resulted in physical force being necessary to take him into custody.Officers returned to the scene, were able to locate the female victim, but the original male caller had departed. The victim reported that Vanwormer broke into her room after she had refused his unwanted advances. Vanwormer then pepper sprayed the original caller and struck the female victim multiple times in the head.Vanwormer was taken into custody and lodged at the Lane County Jail.CHARGES:Assault IV | Disorderly Conduct | Resisting Arrest ... See MoreSee Less
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INCIDENT REPORTSPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT Incident: Early Morning Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality Location: HWY 126 Eastbound @ Mohawk BlvdCase Number: 24-1203Date/Time: 02/18-22024 | 0238More Information: Public Information Coordinator | spdpi@springfield-or.govCompleted By: Sgt. Del CastilloNARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:On February 18, 2024, at 0238 hours officers from the Springfield Police department were dispatched to a reported two vehicle traffic crash on Highway 126 eastbound, just west of Mohawk Blvd.A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2000 Honda civic entered the highway from Mohawk Blvd traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes. The Honda was struck head-on by a semi-truck pulling a trailer. The driver of the Honda was declared deceased at the scene.The names of the involved are currently being withheld pending family notification. Any witnesses to the crash are encouraged to call the Springfield Police Department toprovide a statement. ... See MoreSee Less
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On Wednesday, Officer Rupp had the opportunity to deliver the cards from our Valentines for Seniors efforts. He visited several local elder care facilities in the area and had a chance to spread some Valentines joy with residents. These efforts wouldn't be possible without the support of community members who made countless cards and notes to be shared with Springfield's seniors. Thank you to everyone who took the time to contribute and we can't wait for next year! ... See MoreSee Less
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INCIDENT REPORT SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT Incident: Aster Street Homicide Investigation Location: 4600 block of Aster StreetCase Number: 24-1140Date/Time: 02-15-2024 at 3:51 PMMore Information: Public Information Coordinator | spdpi@springfield-or.govCompleted By: Sergeant James WilsonINVOLVED SUSPECT:Smith, Jack Edward 89 Year-Old Male | Springfield, ORCHARGES:Murder IINARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:On February 15th, 2024 at 3:51 PM Officers and Detectives with the Springfield Police Department responded to a residence in the 4600 block of Aster Street regarding a shooting incident. Officers located three family members, one of which was deceased due to a gunshot wound. It was learned there had been a family dispute that led to the shooting incident. After collecting evidence from the home, statements from witnesses, and statements from the involved, Jack Edward Smith was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Lane County Jail for the charge of Murder II. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3721. ... See MoreSee Less
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