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

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.

The Springfield Police Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence at the Springfield Police Department and helps to improve public safety and partnerships in our community.

The Springfield Police Foundation (SPF) serves as a vehicle for tax-exempt gifts and grants from individuals, businesses, and philanthropies.  SPF works closely with the Police Chief to develop a strategic program agenda. The Foundation encourages and supports Springfield Police Department programs in the areas of:

  • Youth and community programing, training, and development to strengthen the partnership between the police and the community.
  • Equipment to improve the safety and effectiveness of police activities.
  • Training for police department personnel.

It takes the support of everyone to allow Springfield Police Department to be the guardians of our community.

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Executive Committee

Betsy Miller
Betsy MillerPresident
Betsy is a 4th generation Springfieldian and business owner of 2B Organized. She started her company in 1997 and has grown it not only locally, but nationally. As of Jan. 2017, she has 5 franchise locations operating in multiple states. Betsy has served the community for the past 20 years through various charitable organizations such as Junior League of Springfield, Women Helping Women, Teen Court, GYNCA, the Humane Society, SNAP, Safe & Sanitary Collaborative. She was named one of the Springfield Business Journal’s 40 under 40 as well as the SBJ Women of Influence. Betsy is married and is a huge animal lover as well as a Green Bay Packers fan. Betsy is humbled to be one of the four founding members of the foundation.
Alice Weimer
Alice WeimerVice President
Alice is wife to Brian and mother of three children. She is actively involved at King’s Way United Methodist Church and Bible Study Fellowship. She is a licensed counselor working in private practice, with privileges at Lakeland Behavioral Health. She serves as Chairman of Stand Against Trafficking, a local coalition involved in the fight against human trafficking. Her passion to support law enforcement in their endeavors of bringing justice to our community is expressed in service to the Springfield Police Foundation. Alice is one of the four founding members of the foundation.
Colby Keeth
Colby KeethTreasurer
Colby has been a Certified Public Accountant for over five years. He started working at the Whitlock Company in July 2007 as an accountant and specialized in taxation, auditing and payroll. He began working at Spectrum Accounting in June 2010, and he has gained significant experience in small business taxation and consulting, while becoming partner in 2016. In 2012, he was a founding partner and owner of Payroll Valut as they brought needed payroll services to the local market. Colby is one of the four founding members of the foundation.
Christopher Story
Christopher StorySecretary
Christopher Story is a resident of Springfield who has been in banking for over 10 years. Currently he is the Asst. Director of BSA for Bear State Bank. He is responsible for supporting and assisting in the development, implementation, administration, & maintenance of all aspects of BSB’s Bank Secrecy Act/Anti Money Laundering Compliance Program. In 2015, he earned the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist designation from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. Christopher has served the Springfield community in many volunteer capacities to include Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks and Habitat for Humanity. He is also a veteran of the US Army and an active member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

Board Members

Stephanie Frandsen
Stephanie Frandsen
Stephanie Frandsen is the Store Manager of Walmart Neighborhood Market 5693 in Springfield. She has worked for Walmart for 29 years, the last 11 years in Springfield. She is wife to Chris and mother of two sons. Stephanie joined the Foundation Board to support the incredible men and women in blue that keep our city safe and make it a great place to live and work.
Tom Faulkner
Tom Faulkner
Tom Faulkner is the Director of Crosslines in Springfield, Missouri. He is involved with the Greene County COAD, My Team Triumph of the Ozarks, Crosslines Advisory Commitee and is a Deacon at Glendale Christian Church. As the Director of Crosslines he works with a variety of business and community leaders. He strives to be a conduit between the community and the Springfield Police Foundation.
Ben McBride
Ben McBride
Ben McBride is a practicing attorney with the law firm of Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC. As a prior Greene County Assistant Prosecutor for over five years, Ben has witnessed the daily impact that the Springfield Police Department has on our community and the protection each Officer provides in his or her role within the Department. As a practicing criminal defense attorney, Ben understands the needs of the Department and seeks to provide his unique insight to help train, educate, and supply Springfield Police Department Officers with the tools necessary to meet the vision and values of the Department and continue their pursuit for justice when necessary.
Albert Shelton
Albert Shelton
Albert Shelton was born and raised in Lebanon MO. He attended Missouri State University and OTC’s School of Respiratory Therapy.
Albert practiced in the Cox Health Systems Respiratory Therapy Department as a staff therapist before being promoted into various supervisory and management positions before being promoted to the Department Director of Respiratory Care Services at Cox North Hospital. Taking a turn to enter the business world, he and his wife Carie went on to start several small businesses. They currently own and operate Schlotzskys Deli/ Cinnabon located at 1316 N. Glenstone in Springfield and a small real estate investment company.
James Chrouser
James Chrouser
James Chrouser, CPA, serves as the Executive Director of Administration at Jordan Valley Community Health Center (JVCHC). JVCHC provides convenient access to a myriad of healthcare services including dental, medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, and optometry – among others. JVCHC currently provides service in Springfield, Forsyth, Hollister, Lebanon, Marshfield, and Republic, MO. James’ primary responsibility is to plan, implement and manage the finance-related activities of the Organization.
Tracy Triplett
Tracy Triplett
Market Manager for Walmart, currently oversees ten supercenters and nearly 3,000 associates in Springfield, MO, and the surrounding area. Tracy also led a team of Global Investigators overseeing internal, fraud and corruption investigations for Walmart, both domestically & internationally.

Tracy holds an associate’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. Tracy became a federal prosecutor for the Western District of Arkansas. As an assistant U.S. attorney, Tracy established and led the state’s first federal financial crimes task force, working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Internal Revenue Service.

Tracy has two children and is very involved within her community. She is the Walmart Women’s Resource Council’s Global Ambassador for the United Kingdom and currently serves on the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Council. Tracy serves on the Board of Directors for the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NW Arkansas, the leadership council for Sheepdog Impact Assistance and the executive leadership team for the American Heart Association. She was recently selected as an honoree for both Arkansas Business’ and Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 recognition.