As of 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9th, Springfield voters have approved the renewal of the five-year public safety levy with a count of 14,888 ‘yes’ votes & 7,873 ‘no’. These numbers show the largest voter turnout & level of voter approval in the history of the public safety levy, with over 65% of voters indicating support of the renewal.
Chief of Police, Andrew Shearer, shared the following:
“The Springfield Police Department remains committed to holding accountable those who endanger our sense of community, while at the same time strengthening relationships with those who we are fortunate to serve. Recognizing that trust is at the core of what we do, every member of SPD will continue to treat everyone with dignity and respect. This department remains rooted in the values of professionalism, integrity, courage, & honor while standing steadfast in our commitment to continuous improvement. We thank the community for this show of support and for their belief in the work that SPD does every day to ensure the safety of the City of Springfield.”