Field Operations

Division Summary

The Field Operations Division is the largest and most visible division within the Springfield Police Department. The Service, Pride and Dedication of the approximately 174 patrol officers, twenty Sergeants, seven Lieutenants, and six civilian support staff is essential to the day-to-day operation of the department. When the public places a call for police services or to report emergencies, it is those assigned to the Field Operations Division who will be the first to respond.

The division is divided in four distinct shifts which over lap to provide the citizens of Springfield with police service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The division is home to several specialized units:
  • School Safety Officers
  • Neighborhood Officers
  • Honor Guard
  • Mobile Field Force
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Hostage Negotiation
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Traffic Services
  • Lake Patrol Unit
  • Canine Unit