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Belleville hires Springer as senior PD officer

By Deb Hadachek

A former county law enforcement officer is making his way home as the new head of the Belleville Police Department.

Chris Springer will become senior offi cer of the PD August 14, said Belleville City Manager Neal Lewis. Springer was formerly Republic County undersheriff, and is currently a deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

Republic County Sheriff Ron Blad told Republic County Commissioners Monday morning that sheriff’s department officers have volunteered to help establish policies for the police department.


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