Missouri State University

Springfield Police Substation (SPD)

Commissioned law enforcement at Missouri State University is provided by the SPD. These officers work out of the Missouri State University/SPD Substation located at 636 E. Elm. They are armed and have full police power, including:

  • Arrest authority
  • Power to search

When the SPD substation officers are not available, you may be referred to SPD Headquarters at 321 E. Chestnut Expressway, 864-1810.

Any police service required or desired from the SPD, unless a 911 emergency, should be coordinated through the Missouri State University/SPD substation. The SPD substation can also coordinate services from other city departments as needed. Most requests for police services can be made by calling the Missouri State University/SPD substation at extension 65509. In an emergency dial 911.