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SGF NAACP/SPD supports Lights On

Springfield, MO – A partnership between the Springfield Police Department and Lights On! brings an innovative community-driven program to Springfield that replaces tickets with no-cost repair vouchers.

Through the program, when a Springfield police officer conducts a routine traffic stop involving a mechanical violation (e.g., burned out light bulb, broken turn signal), instead of issuing a ticket for the violation, the officer can provide a voucher for free repair at a participating local auto repair shop.

Bringing the program to Springfield was an idea first discussed with the Chief’s Citizen Advisory Group, which unanimously agreed to support the initiative.

“We are proud to adopt this program,” Chief Paul Williams said. “A citation for these minor offenses can lead to further financial strain and will most likely lead to additional interactions with law enforcement, but we have a duty to ensure cars on the road are safe.”

The Lights On! initiative will launch in Springfield this spring. The program is supported by its parent organization, MicroGrants, and via community donations.

The Springfield NAACP kicked off local fundraising efforts with a $2,500 donation.

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