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The Springfield Police Department says it’s planning at least one DWI checkpoint in the month of April.

Lisa Cox is the department’s public affairs officer. She says at these checkpoints police typically come across at least one driver operating a vehicle under the influence, and that organized traffic stop may have prevented an incident down the road.

“Its beneficial for the city because someone’s loved one could’ve come in contact with that driver a block away, a mile away, 20 miles away and could’ve potentially been hurt due to their driving impairment,” says Cox.

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A Springfield police officer is recovering from what’s described as “moderate injuries” after he was dragged by a pickup truck Saturday night.  According to the Springfield police department, Officer Clinton “Dave” Laws located a suspicious vehicle at the Casey’s General Store parking lot around 8:30 pm.  When the driver refused to acknowledge Laws or identify himself, the officer opened the truck door to make contact.  With the door open, the driver backed up, knocking Laws to the ground and fled westbound on Division with Laws caught in the rear driver’s side wheel well.  The officer was

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Law officers across Missouri, including here in Springfield, will hold what they’re calling an aggressive Click it or Ticket mobilization.  It’s designed to get more motorists to buckle up and to save more lives.

According to the Springfield Police Department, despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, 20 percent of Missouri motorists are still not using them. And 63 percent of those killed in crashes in the state last year were not wearing seat belts. 

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After more than two decades working for the Springfield Police Department, Captain David Millsap is retiring today. 

The commander of the SPD’s Criminal Investigations Division has served in a variety of leadership roles in his 22 years with the department, including assignments as a Patrol Division commander, Criminal Investigations Section commander, Special Investigations Section commander, Traffic Section commander and as the department’s training director from 2001-2005.

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Informational sessions for anyone interested in becoming a Springfield police officer are planned this month.  But you don't have to leave home to attend if you don't want to.

The Springfield Police Department says there will be two options:  in-person or virtual.

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