Springfield Police Department (Illinois)

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Springfield Police Department
Common name SPD
Abbreviation SPD
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Patch of the Springfield Police Department
Agency overview
Formed 1840
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Springfield in the state of Illinois, United States
Size 60.3 square miles (156 km2)
Population 117,000 (2010)
Legal jurisdiction As per operations jurisdiction.
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 800 E. Monroe
Springfield, IL 62701
Agency executive Kenny Wenslow, Chief
Detention Centers 1
Patrol cars Ford Explorer (Switching over from Ford Crown Victoria), Ford Crown Victoria, Chevy Impala, and Chevy Tahoe, and Lenco Bearcat
Springfield Police Website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Springfield Police Department is the law enforcement agency responsible for the city of Springfield, Illinois. As of August 2015 the city started to switch over from Ford Crown Victorias to Ford Explorers. The agency is also in the process of changing car logos. The Springfield Police Department has 6 divisions: Hostage Negotiation Team, Emergency Response Team, Mobile Field Force Team, Honors Guard, Boat Patrol, and Crisis Intervention Team.[1]

School Safety[edit]

The agency has a school safety division to keep schools safe and act as resource officers. Kids in 1st grade are told about gun and drug safety.

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Springfield Police Department, 10 officers have died in the line of duty.[2]


  • Glock 17 with mounted TLR-1 issued to all officers unless the officer chooses to carry his/her own handgun.
  • Armalite M16A2 issued to rifle qualified officers
  • Remington 870 or Mossberg 590 issued to shotgun qualified officers
  • R700P or AR-10 with a scope issued to SWAT sharp shooters
  • X26 or X2 Taser is issued to qualified officers
  • OC spray is issued to all officers
  • Extendable straight baton issued to all officers
  • Tear gas issued to SWAT

Rank structure[edit]

  • Cadet
  • Probationary Officer
  • Patrol Officer
  • Detective
  • Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Commander
  • Deputy Chief
  • Chief

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