The City of Springfield is accepting applications to fill volunteer positions on the 10-member Springfield Police Advisory Committee. There is currently one open position for the faith community position.

The police advisory committee was initially established in 1994 as the Police Planning Task Force to develop a long-range plan for providing police services. A plan was completed and adopted by City Council in April 1996, and updated in 2002 and 2010. To date, much of the long-range plan has been accomplished, most notably the construction and opening of the Springfield Municipal Jail. The committee has continued for the purpose of providing citizen input to the Chief of Police on long range planning, plan implementation strategies and development of police department operational policies and procedures.

The police advisory committee consists of four neighborhood and citizen-at-large representatives, one School District 19 representative, one Willamalane Parks and Recreation District representative, two local business community representatives, one cultural minority representative, and one faith community representative. The committee generally meets on the first Thursday of every other month.

Application forms are available in the City Manager’s Office in City Hall, 225 Fifth Street, or online at The deadline to apply is Friday, March 8, 2019.  Applicant interviews and appointments to the committee will occur at City Council meetings on Monday, April 8, 2019 and Monday, April 15, 2019, respectively.

For more information about the Springfield Police Advisory Committee or future meeting information, please call Jessica Crawford at 541.726.3729.