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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Joplin Police Department among agencies helping prepare for President Trump's visit to Springfield
(From the City of Springfield)
As law enforcement agencies from across southwest Missouri complete the final preparations for President Trump’s visit Friday, City Manager Jason Gage wishes to express his appreciation to the multiple agencies collaborating to ensure a successful event.
“Springfield Police Department is doing a remarkable job coordinating with the multiple agencies involved in this complicated event,” Gage said.
The agencies involved are:
Springfield Police Department
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Bolivar Police Department
Joplin Police Department
Nixa Police Department
Ozark Police Department
Republic Police Department
Christian County Sheriff’s Office
Greene County Sheriff’s Office
Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Webster County Sheriff’s Office
Springfield Fire Department
Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management
Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications
Springfield-Greene County Park Board Rangers
Springfield Public Works Department
Missouri Department of Transportation
Greene County Highway Department
BNSF Railway Co. Police
Springfield-Branson National Airport
Missouri State University.
“Thank you to the agencies involved for working together on this event in a relatively short time frame,” said Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams. “This collaboration allows the SPD to make sure a full complement of officers is available for regular policing duties in all areas of Springfield.”
Those who wish to demonstrate at the event are encouraged to remain in designated areas. See attached map.
“Springfieldians typically demonstrate graciousness and civility during such events and we expect that to be the case again Friday,” Gage said. “We will be watched and judged by the entire nation as to how we respond and we expect the example of civility we set as a community during the President’s visit last year to continue.”