The Community Safety Unit is responsible for prosecuting cases related to safety of the community, such as driving while intoxicated, property offenses, leaving the scene of an accident, and careless and imprudent driving. The Community Safety Unit also works with the Springfield Police Department PAR (Police Area Representative) to help solve long-term neighborhood problems. The Community Safety Unit Attorneys are:
Kim joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in February of 2016. She received her B.S. in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice from Drury University in 2005. Kim graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 2010.
Alex returned to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2020 as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney after having previously worked from 2015 to 2017 as a paralegal assigned to the Persons Unit. Alex received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri in 2015, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in May of 2020. As a law student, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Willie J. Epps, Jr., Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Missouri, worked as a research assistant for two law school professors, and participated in the University of Missouri’s Veteran’s Clinic. In addition, Alex worked for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office within the Governmental Affairs Division, where he provided legal representation to state officers and agencies, enforced disciplinary rules for state-licensed professionals, and represented the State of Missouri before the Administrative Hearing Commission.
Conor joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2020. He graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of History degree in 2017. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2020. During law school, Conor participated in the Veteran’s Clinic. He also served as an intern for the United States Attorney’s Office in Springfield and as a Rule 13 intern at the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ciera joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2022. She grew up in Southwest Missouri. In December 2018, Ciera graduated from College of the Ozarks with a degree in English. In May of 2022, she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas. While in law school, Ciera participated in the Summer Public Service Fellowship with the Federal Public Defenders Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She also worked with a private general practice firm in Springdale, Arkansas, and with the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Bethany joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in February 2023. She received her Bachelor's from Missouri Baptist University in Criminal Justice. Bethany graduated from the University of Missouri's School of Law in 2019.
John joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in March of 2020. He received his B.A. in U.S. History from the University of California Riverside in 2001. John received his juris doctorate from the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2017.
John currently serves as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Community Safety Unit of the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Springfield, MO. He previously served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Christian County, Missouri from November 2018 until March of 2020. He also served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Child Support Enforcement Unit from March of 2020 to November of 2022. John is a native of Kansas City, MO but spent most of his adult life in the State of California.
Rachel joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2021. She graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University in 2018 with a major in psychology and minors in mathematics and education. She then attended the University of Missouri School of Law and graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2021. During law school, Rachel worked at Harper, Evans, Wade, and Netemeyer in Columbia, Missouri, and was on the editorial board of the Missouri Law Review.
Ted joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in November of 2022. He graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in May of 2021 and received his B.S. in Business Administration from Montana State University in 2012. Prior to law school, Ted worked for the Montana State Auditor’s Office as a Financial Examiner and the Montana Army National Guard as an Armor Officer. During law school, Ted interned for the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and was a member of the UMKC law review.