Cheryl Clapprood


      The city of Springfield, Massachusetts is seeking bids from companies to supply the city’s troubled police department with a body-worn camera system.

Springfield Police Dept

       Police in the largest city in western Massachusetts are continuing a crackdown on dirt bike operators that started after a violent assault on law enforcement officers.


   As part of a reform push at the troubled Springfield, Massachusetts police department, more leadership has been added to the ranks. 


    At a critical juncture in its history, the Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department is increasing its supervisory ranks.

the front door of Springfield Police Headquarters

   A consultant is suggesting changes in how the troubled Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department polices itself.  

      As a step to restore community trust, the acting commissioner of the troubled Springfield, Massachusetts police department is planning to pursue accreditation. 


    Hoping to fill vacancies and keep up with a wave of retirements, a 16 percent budget increase is being sought for the Springfield, Massachusetts police department.

       The abrupt departure of the top cop in Springfield, Massachusetts last month has been followed by new investigations and calls for more reforms in the city’s troubled police department.


     The abrupt exit of the police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts could bring to a head a long-running political dispute over how best to manage the troubled department.