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Mar 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM
A man said he saw a cougar just a few feet away from his kid's grade school playground Wednesday, and the big cat may have been spotted two more times Thursday.
Mar 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Jerry Smith joined the Springfield Police Department in 1973. Since 1999, he has served as chief, leading a department that successfully persuaded voters to build and fund a municipal jail to help combat...
Mar 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Jerry Smith joined the Springfield Police Department in 1973. Since 1999, he has served as chief, leading a department that successfully persuaded voters to build a municipal jail to help combat crime. Smith plans to retire effective may 1, 2013,...
Feb 12, 2013 at 3:49 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Police arrested a 4-term City Councilor on a charge of DUII early Sunday morning.

A Springfield police officer spotted a Cadillac pull out of the Whiskey River Ranch on Main Street around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police...
Feb 12, 2013 at 3:49 PM
Police arrested a 4-term City Councilor on a charge of DUII early Sunday morning.
Dec 15, 2012 at 9:25 AM
Springfield Police say their tactics would be the same as in 1998 Thurston High School incident
Dec 15, 2012 at 5:21 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Friday's tragedy at a Connecticut grade school brings up the question, could this happen again in Lane County?

After awakening to the news of the horrific violence Friday morning about a Newtown, Connecticut...
Jul 3, 2012 at 8:45 AM
Springfield voters could decide future of city jail and its funding
Jul 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - With promises of lower crime and higher accountability for inmates, the Springfield city jail opened in 2010.

"The jail has performed as we expected," said Police Chief Jerry Smith.

Now, the city needs a...
Apr 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Unlike 1980's recession time, top cops say Oregon State and City Police help in Lane County won't be the same.
Apr 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Once upon a time, in an earlier recession that crippled the Sheriff's Office, other law enforcement agencies were able to step in and help the deputies.  But that was 30 years ago. This summer, Lane County policing...
Feb 23, 2012 at 1:40 PM

From a press release

Want to take a peek behind the scenes at the daily jobs of police officers and all the folks who work side-by-side with them? The Springfield Police Department will hold its 2012 Citizen Police Academy from March...
Jan 23, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Aerial photos taken January 20 of the flooding in Benton County and Corvallis. The photos were taken by Jerry Smith, with the assistance of helicopter pilot John Larson. Larson is a volunteer with Benton County Search and Rescue.
Dec 12, 2011 at 11:23 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Almost eight months have passed since Eugene police officer Chris Kilcullen was killed during a traffic stop. Saturday, the community honored him with a highway name dedication.

Senate Bill 987 renames the stretch of...
Dec 10, 2011 at 5:03 PM
An Oregon Senate Bill re-names a stretch of highway the "Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Highway."