FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2020
Springfield Police Department Honors 25-year Veteran
The Springfield Police Department congratulates SPD veteran Captain Chad Eutsler, who retires from the department this week.
Captain Chad Eutsler, began his career in 1995, graduating from the 39th SPD police academy. When first beginning his career, Captain Eutsler worked as a patrol officer before moving to the full-time Special Response Team (SRT).
In 2001 he was promoted to Corporal and in 2004 he moved to Criminal Investigations as a detective. In 2007 he was promoted to Sergeant, serving on patrol until moving back to SRT in 2009.
Captain Eutsler was promoted to Lieutenant in 2014 and Captain in 2018 where he served as the UOB-Zone 2 Division Commander and then Criminal Investigations Division Commander.
During his career, Captain Eutsler was honored with the SPD Medal of Valor, graduated from Missouri Police Chief’s Command College, and earned his US Department of Justice - International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) and Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATAP) Instructor licenses.
On August 27, Captain Eutsler was proudly presented with the Springfield Police Department’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented in recognition of a career of distinguished service to the Springfield Police Department and the community. The award is given to department personnel with not less than 20 years of service and is intended to recognize a career of excellence above the normal duties that are expected of department personnel.
“We are proud and thankful for the dedicated service of Captain Eutsler,” said Chief Williams. “During his time at SPD, he made impactful and long-lasting contributions to the department and served as a respected role model for many. We wish him the best of luck in retirement. “
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Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by Chief Paul Williams