City Government

Police round up: Shearer named Springfield police chief; Creswell investigations updates; and more


SPRINGFIELD – After serving the Springfield community for nearly a year as interim chief, Andrew Shearer has been appointed the next police chief. He will be sworn in on March 28.

Shearer has over 29 years of law enforcement experience, most recently as assistant chief of police with Portland.

“A safe city requires trust and partnership between police and community in addition to a combined commitment to public safety for all,” Shearer said. “That commitment is strong here in Springfield. I am confident that existing partnerships will strengthen, new ones will . . .