Springfield Searches for Police Chief

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Police Department will have its new leader at the end of October. ┬áBut first, the city has to narrow down a pretty competitive applicant pool. Fifty people applied for the position and in the next few weeks the city will narrow its options down to four to six. Then the … Continue reading »

Former SPD Chief’s Alleged Scandal

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — City mangers say former Police Chief Jerry Smith was pushed into early retirement after a photo surfaced of Smith kissing another city employee. City Manager Gino Grimaldi says the photo dates back to before Smith’s retirement. He says it’s against city policy for an employee to have a relationship with someone who … Continue reading »

Springfield Police Chief Retires

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After 43 years of service with the Springfield Police Department, the police chief has decided it’s time to retire. Jerry Smith has had quite an impact on the city with more than four decades of dedication. City leaders say Smith was the main catalyst for the Springfield Municipal Jail project and that … Continue reading »