C3 Policing

The Springfield Police Department and Massachusetts State Police C3 teams facilitate unity of effort and criminal intelligence gathering by, with, and through interagency, community, and private enterprise cooperation in order to detect, disrupt, degrade and dismantle criminal activity.

The essential goals of C3 Policing:

    • Create safe and secure environment
    • Promote and foster community relationships/partnerships with local, State Police, community leaders and local organizations
    • Reduce gang activity and violence
    • Establish positive and effective youth/parental programs
    • The C3 policing effort will be based in four geographical areas of the City of Springfield.
    • The assigned Springfield Police Sergeants and Officers will work in different day-off groups, 4pm-12am.

The goals of C3 Policing will be achieved through citizen and business interactions through the use of community meetings, walking and bike patrols, and the availability of officers through phone calls and office visits, as well as events like coffee with the cops, youth sports events, community picnics, etc.

The State Police have Troopers in each sector who work days. Ordinance officers are assigned to each sector along with Sheriff’s Department deputies who will attempt to spread the information and encourage participation in the community meetings.

The Commanding Officer of the North EndMason Square, and Forest Park C3 policing is Captain David Martin (726-8346).