Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Police Officer promoted to Sergeant

Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin and Police Chief Ralph A. Caldwell, Jr. today announced the promotion of Officer David Wesselman to the rank of Sergeant.

“His past experience within the SPD will be helpful in this new assignment,” Mayor Davlin said. “I want to congratulate him on the promotion.”

Wesselman, 46, joined the Department in April 1987. Wesselman is a graduate of Petersburg Porta High School and he attended Lincoln Land Community College. He is married and the father of two daughters. Wesselman is a member of the Hostage Negotiating Team and the Crisis Intervention Team. He is being assigned to the Third Shift in the Field Operations Division.

“His 22 years of service in the ranks of the SPD and experience he has gained in various assignments will be very helpful at the Sergeant’s rank,” said Chief Caldwell.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Crimes on the decline in Springfield

The index of major crimes in Springfield shows a marked decrease in the number of incidents. The 10% decrease covers the first four months of 2009 as compared to the same period last year.

"While it is nice to see these numbers decrease, we cannot let down our guard when it comes to law enforcement," Mayor Tim Dalvin said. "We must remain ever vigilent and continue to pursue criminals on every front."

"These figures reflect a good job done by officers on the Springfield Police Department. We must continue to support them as they continue to protect and serve."

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mayor Davlin applauds Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Sangamon County today announced plans to purchase the property at 100 N. Ninth Street in Springfield. "At our current location, we are landlocked and cannot expand," said Major Paul Logan, Corps Officer. "With the larger building, we wil lbe able to house more of Springfield's homeless, including adding rooms for families which we haven ot been able to serve currently.

The building is 60,000 square feet iwth a parking lot for 225 vehicles. All the current services being offered at the corps will be moved to the Ninth Street location.

Mayor Tim Davlin joined Major Logan as he made the announcement. "We are pleased that the Salvation Army has found a suitable location to move and expand into a facility that serves more people in our community," Davlin said.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

State signs Wind Power Agreement with City of Springfield

Governor Pat Quinn signed an agreement between the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) and the city of Springfield to purchase wind power to be used by state facilities in the capital city. “This partnership between the state and the city of Springfield will make our capital city a greener place,” said Governor Quinn. “It will not only reduce our carbon footprint by powering state buildings with a clean and renewable energy source, but also reduce our electricity consumption through a collaboration with the city to improve building energy efficiency.” The agreement allows the state to fulfill an obligation made by the previous administration to power all state CMS-managed state buildings in Springfield with 100 percent wind-generated electricity.