Commissioner Clapprood, Springfield Police Officers Give Back this Holiday Season

Springfield, Mass. — This holiday season Springfield Police Officers, Commissioner Clapprood and her command staff have given back to our community.  The women and men in blue have volunteered their time and money to make sure as many members of our community have a happy holiday.   These events below are in addition to the numerous off-duty ventures officers take part in and don’t ask for any recognition.  We just wanted to show our appreciation for their efforts.

Holiday Meals and Toy Distribution

Commissioner Clapprood and Springfield Police Officers, along with Retired Colonel Kerry Gilpin, Sheriff Cocchi, the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, Mayor Sarno, Big Y and the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation distributed holiday meals and toys to more than 200 families.

364 Gives Donates $10,000

364 Gives, which is the charitable arm of the Springfield Police Patrolman’s Union IBPO Local 364 donated $5000 to Pedal Thru Youth and another $5000 to the Ronald McDonald House.

Mayflower Marathon
Springfield Police Department Cadets delivered a pickup truck full of non-perishable food donations to benefit Rock 102’s annual Mayflower Marathon. Rock 102’s popular Mayflower Marathon raises money and food donations for the Open Pantry.  Springfield Police Officers and members of the department brought in non-perishable food for the past few weeks. The Cadets organized and delivered the donations.

Learn to Skate

Commissioner Clapprood sponsors the Stephen O’Brien Memorial Learn to Skate Program and current and retired officers volunteer to help teach kids of all ages to ice skate.  It is the 25th anniversary of this program and it will continue at Cyr Arena on Saturday January 1st.

Shop with a Cop

Members of the Springfield Police Department’s C3 Units along with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department went Christmas shopping with approximately 30 Springfield elementary school students at Walmart on Boston Road.  The Springfield Police Department joined with Springfield Together Inc., Strong Young Minds, City Connect, the Law Offices of Dunn and Phillips, the Springfield Public Schools, the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and Walmart for a special ‘Shop with a Cop’ event.  Nearly 30 students and their families took part with our Springfield Police Officers where they picked out Christmas presents for themselves and their families.

Stuff the Stockings

In advance of the Holiday Festival members of the Springfield Police Department’s C3 Units helped stuff about 2500 stockings to hand out to children.

Holiday Festival

The Springfield Police Department, it’s C3 Units, Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno partnered with Springfield Together Inc., Strong Young Minds, Elks Lodge #61 and other community partners to host an Annual Holiday Festival in Court Square.

Stuff the Cruiser

The Springfield Police Department would like to thank Springfield Together Inc. and everyone who helped us stuff ten police cruisers on Saturday at Walmart on Boston Road.  Commissioner Clapprood and members of the Springfield Police Department’s C3 Units were out there for this annual stuff a cruiser event.  Without our supporters and donors this would not be possible!

Officers Serve Thanksgiving Meals

Members of the Springfield Police Department’s C3 Units along with Springfield Together helped serve Thanksgiving Dinner at the Elks Club.