“Police officers take risks and secure the safety of fellow citizens, and they endure such risks and tolerate such inconveniences on behalf of strangers. Consequently, police work is one the more noble and selfless occupations in society. Making a difference in the quality of life is an opportunity that policing provides-and few other professions can offer.”

– International Association of Chiefs of Police

The Springfield Police Foundation was established in 2015 in Springfield, Missouri. Our mission is to provide critical resources for innovative programs that support the mission of the Springfield Police Department and enhance our community.

The vision of the foundation is to foster public safety through community building, education and outreach. The Springfield Police Foundation is a broad based community non-profit that provides resources to support the needs of the Springfield Police Department.

Support the needs of the Springfield Police Department!

Learn how you can get involved with the Foundation or make a donation.

We are currently accepting applications from qualified candidates to join the Springfield Police Foundation Board of Directors.

In accordance with our bylaws the following is required:

"Qualifications. Members shall be qualified to administer the business of the Foundation and shall be chosen based upon integrity and commitment to the values and purposes of the Foundation, and possession of knowledge and skills which will make a positive contribution to the Foundation in pursuit of its objectives. However, in order to preserve the Foundation’s reputation in the community and prevent the appearance of potential conflict or impropriety, officers and employees of the Springfield Police Department and their immediate family (i.e. husband, wife, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, or sister) are prohibited from holding a seat on the Board of Directors. All other applications for membership by law enforcement personnel or their immediate family will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and approved or denied on a case-by-case basis. The Foundation shall endeavor to identify persons, regardless of race or gender, who meet these qualifications."

To apply please visit: springfieldpolicefoundation.org/get-involved/
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We are currently accepting applications from qualified candidates to join the Springfield Police Foundation Board of Directors. 

In accordance with our bylaws the following is required:

Qualifications.  Members shall be qualified to administer the business of the Foundation and shall be chosen based upon integrity and commitment to the values and purposes of the Foundation, and possession of knowledge and skills which will make a positive contribution to the Foundation in pursuit of its objectives.  However, in order to preserve the Foundation’s reputation in the community and prevent the appearance of potential conflict or impropriety, officers and employees of the Springfield Police Department and their immediate family (i.e. husband, wife, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, or sister) are prohibited from holding a seat on the Board of Directors.  All other applications for membership by law enforcement personnel or their immediate family will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and approved or denied on a case-by-case basis.  The Foundation shall endeavor to identify persons, regardless of race or gender, who meet these qualifications.

To apply please visit: http://springfieldpolicefoundation.org/get-involved/

 

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Congratulations Officer Karnes and Charlie! Thank you for protecting our community. We are lucky to have you both, as well as the rest of Springfield, MO Police Department. #protectingourcommunity #K9 #SPD #heroCongratulations to Officer Karnes and Charlie for being recognized by the National Police Canine Association for this case:

On April 26, 2017, the Springfield Police Department responded to an injury accident where the driver of a vehicle struck another car and caused physical injury to the victim. The suspect driver fled from the vehicle on foot. Officer Karnes and his K9, Charlie, responded to the scene to assist with tracking the subject.

The last known location for the suspect was a heavily traveled area during rush hour. However, Charlie began to track the suspect from the vehicle and northbound behind a business. Officer Karnes and Charlie tracked the suspect west over multiple surface types including wet asphalt, gravel and grass for over 350 paces. Charlie tracked the suspect to a home and a nearby neighborhood and made an abrupt direction change to the backyard of this residence. Charlie then pulled Officer Karnes to a stack of pallets in the backyard of this residence that was covered with a tarp. Due to Charlie pulling Officer Karnes to the opening of the tarp, Officer Karnes gave loud verbal commands for the suspect to identify himself. The suspect was in fact hiding under the tarp and unveiled himself from the stack of pallets without further incident. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody and arrested on multiple charges.
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Congratulations Officer Karnes and Charlie!  Thank you for protecting our community.  We are lucky to have you both, as well as the rest of Springfield, MO Police Department.  #protectingourcommunity #K9 #SPD #hero
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