Springfield police unveil expanded C-3 policing; focus on reducing crime through citizen involvement

In a rollout event Monday afternoon at St. John’s Congregational Church on Union Street, Barbieri, Mayor Domenic Sarno and others took pains to explain C-3 is not just about fighting crime by having police swoop in and make arrests.

Rather, it is about fighting crime by police working with residents to root out sources of problems in the neighborhoods. It’s about police, city and state agencies, and community organizations working with residents to identify problems before they have a chance to escalate into something worse.

Springfield police to roll out community-based C3 policing for Forest Park, South End, Mason Square

…Under the model, Springfield police and Massachusetts State Police teams actively work with residents and businesses in neighborhoods to gather intelligence on criminal activity and crime prevention. The goal is to work with law-abiding residents to root out and disrupt criminal activities.

Springfield Police and Mass State Police C3 Teams Assist at House Fire

Springfield Police Department and Massachusetts State Police C3 Policing Teams from the South End and Mason Square were first on scene at a house fire on Worthington Street. Sgt Devon Williams (SPD), Officer John Torres (SPD), Trooper Samuel Winston (MSP) and Trooper Jon Blanchard (MSP) made entry and cleared the first house due to reports…

MSP & SPD on WACM 1490 to Discuss C3 Policing

Trooper Michael Cutone of the Massachusetts State Police C3 Policing Team, Captain Cheryl Clapprood of the Springfield Police C3 Policing Team http://goo.gl/Njq6nZ, Jose Claudio of the New North Citizens Council http://goo.gl/OUmNSg and Roberto Sierra appear on WACM1490 http://goo.gl/ZjKX2k to discuss Springfield’s C3 Policing Program.