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Public Comment Period is Open for Four New SPD Policy Proposals

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The City of Springfield in collaboration with the DOJ Settlement Agreement presents the following four proposed policies which are in accordance with standards set forth by Massachusetts General Law, the Municipal Police Training CouncilMassachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, and the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission.

The four new policy proposals are:

1) Use of Force Investigation and Review 
2) Use of Force Reporting 
3) Foot Pursuit
4) Vehicle Pursuit

All policies can be viewed by following this link Policies - Springfield Police Department (

If you would like to comment on the proposals you can do so by filling out the form at the link above or by emailing

In compliance with our settlement agreement, the Springfield Police Department will be posting numerous policies and policy proposals on our website to ensure public accessibility as they gain initial approval.  All policies once implemented will be reviewed annually.

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