Jerry Long

Title: Community Engagement Officer
Phone: 615-384-8422
Jerry Long

Your daily job duties include?:

As the SPD Community Engagement Officer, I am designated as the Business and Merchant Liaison, Special Events Coordinator, City Court Officer, and the General Sessions Liaison.  In this capacity I attend all BOA Alderman Meetings and act as a liaison for the Historic District and as the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator.  I also assist with city court vehicle inspections and Fleet Management.  I am a certified instructor for EVOC and Firearms.

What do you love most about working for the City of Springfield?:

As the Community Engagement Officer, I love the diversity of the position.  Each day is different and I love being able to serve my community in such a diverse manner.

What did you want to be growing up?:

As far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a police officer.

What is your favorite City of Springfield memory?:

My favorite City of Springfield memory is being a Springfield City Police Explorer in my youth.  The Explorer group was so much fun and we learned so many great skills from some of the best Springfield City Police Officers.

What is your favorite place in Springfield?:

The historic Square.  I have so many memories of great times on the square from well-known trials to movie shoots to pep rallies and races.

What do you like to do in your spare time?:

In my spare time, which is rare, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family.


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