Cheryl Clapprood Springfield's Police Commissioner Sees Shortage Of Veteran Personnel As Her Biggest Challenge By Paul Tuthill • Sep 30, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:54 The word “acting” was recently removed from the job title of Cheryl Clapprood. The veteran cop is now the Police Commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts. Accused Heroin Distributor Was Out On Bail With Electronic Monitoring Device When Arrested Again By Paul Tuthill • Sep 23, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 2:49 Authorities say they’ve broken up a drug trafficking organization that sold heroin and cocaine throughout western Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont. Clapprood Named Permanent Springfield Police Commissioner By Jim Levulis • Sep 20, 2019 WAMC Cheryl Clapprood has been named Springfield’s permanent police commissioner. Clapprood, who has been on the force for four decades, has been acting commissioner since February following the abrupt resignation of John Barbieri. Springfield Takes A Step Toward Equipping Police With Body Cameras By Paul Tuthill • Jul 17, 2019 nhpr Listen Listening... / 3:22 The city of Springfield, Massachusetts is seeking bids from companies to supply the city’s troubled police department with a body-worn camera system. Police Use New Tactics To Pursue Illegal Dirt Bike Operators By Paul Tuthill • Jul 10, 2019 Springfield Police Dept Listen Listening... / 3:19 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. Springfield Police Promote More Supervisors In Bid To Improve Accountability By Paul Tuthill • Jun 25, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:36 As part of a reform push at the troubled Springfield, Massachusetts police department, more leadership has been added to the ranks. More Supervisor Vacancies Filled At Troubled Springfield Police Department By Paul Tuthill • Apr 17, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:35 At a critical juncture in its history, the Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department is increasing its supervisory ranks. Springfield Police Advised To Be More Urgent With Internal Investigations By Paul Tuthill • Apr 5, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 4:03 A consultant is suggesting changes in how the troubled Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department polices itself. Springfield Police Department To Pursue State Accreditation By Paul Tuthill • Mar 22, 2019 Listen Listening... / 3:58 As a step to restore community trust, the acting commissioner of the troubled Springfield, Massachusetts police department is planning to pursue accreditation. Springfield's Public Safety Agencies Seek More Money In Next City Budget By Paul Tuthill • Mar 19, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:02 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. Incidents With Springfield Police Officers Seen On Video Prompt More Outcry By Paul Tuthill • Mar 8, 2019 Listen Listening... / 3:40 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. Sudden Retirement Of Springfield's Top Cop Is Chance To Move In New Direction, Say Councilors By Paul Tuthill • Feb 22, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 4:33 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.