Monthly Columns

January 2023: Springfield Police Department nears completion of new policy training

December 2022: Springfield Police Department prepares for new policies in the new year

November 2022: Project Blue Light honors fallen officers

October 2022: Faith and Blue effort unites Springfield Police Department, clergy

September 2022: Springfield Police Department evaluation process underway

August 2022: Springfield Police Department works to ‘stay ahead of curve’ on POST Commission, DOJ settlement agreement compliance

July 2022: Importance of promoted Springfield police officers cannot be overstated

June 2022: Springfield Police Academy graduates ready to serve and protect

May 2022: National Police Week is a time to remember, honor

April 2022: Springtime brings uptick in crime

March 2022: Springfield Police Department adapting to change

February 2022: Springfield Police Department ready to welcome new recruits

January 2022: Springfield police commissioner says ‘quick release’ of repeat offenders must end

December 2021: Respect for law enforcement on steady rebound

November 2021: Fallen police officers honored at Blue Light ceremony

October 2021: Loss of police officers proves challenge

September 2021: September 11, 2001 lessons and heroes should never be forgotten

August 2021: Making a safe city is a goal to unite police and the community

July 2021: Springfield Police Department, federal DOJ liaisons meeting monthly

June 2021: Tragic events underscore dangers police face

May 2021: National Police Week is time to honor service, sacrifice

April 2021: Springfield Police Department diversity mirrors city demographics

March 2021: Springfield police commissioner says reform legislation responsible for recruitment issues: Viewpoint

February 2021: ‘Amid reform changes, police still need to protect, make arrests’

January 2021: I cannot change our past; I can choose our future

Radio Interviews

Bax & O’Brien Talk with Commissioner Clapprood – 3/12/2021

Bax & O’Brien Talk with Commissioner Clapprood – 1/8/2021

Bax & O’Brien Talk with Commissioner Clapprood – 11/5/2020