Counter Criminal Continuum 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 relationship/partnership 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, 4p-12a
The goals of C3 policing will be achieved through citizen and business interactions through the use of community meetings, walking and bike patrols, availability of officers through phone calls and office visits. 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 officers who will attempt to spread the information and encourage participation in the community meetings.
The Commanding Officer of the North End, Mason Square, and Forest Park C3 policing is Captain David Martin, telephone 726-8346.
The four sectors and their respective meeting schedules:
North End C3 weekly meeting is held each Thursday at 11 AM.
The location alternates each week, between 101 Lowell St and the
Sacred Heart Church at 395 Chestnut Street.
North End C3 Supervisor: Lt. Julio Toledo 413-426-3095
Mason Square C3 weekly meeting is held at the Mason Square Library at 765 State Street, every Tuesday at 11 AM.
There is also a meeting every second and fourth Tuesday at 6 PM at the Old Hill Council office at 99 Eastern Ave. (Contact the C3 Sergeant to confirm the meeting will take place.)
Mason Square C3 Supervisor: Sgt. Devon Williams 413-654-7288
Forest Park C3 weekly meetings are held every Monday at 10 AM at Calvary's Love Church, 17-19 Oakland Street, and every Thursday at 6 PM at the Holy Name Social Center, 53 Alderman Street.
Forest Park C3 Supervisor: Sgt. John Wadlegger 413-478-7490
South End C3 (Metro Unit) meetings are held on Wednesdays at 11 AM, and the third Thursday of the month at 6 PM, at the South End Citizens Council, 510 Main Street.
South End C3 / Metro Unit: Sgt. Brian Elliott, Sgt. Matthew Benoit, and Sgt. John Zollo
C3 Supervisors and Officers will combine cruiser patrol with walking and bicycle patrols to best serve the areas they work. They are committed to serving the community and providing activities, both services and athletic activities to those communities.
"To provide public safety and to contribute to the quality of life for the citizens of the City of Springfield by protecting, serving and working with the community to develop philosophies which promote equity and establish partnership between citizens and police to enhance law enforcement, aid in the prevention of crime, and preserve the public peace."