State troopers help Springfield Police Division scarcity attributable to coronavirus

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – On Monday, Massachusetts State Police deployed 16 troopers to help the Springfield Police Division resulting from officers presently in quarantine.

Based on the Massachusetts State Police Division, the aim of state police help is to offer rapid response to emergencies and requires service to assist defend these throughout the space. Troopers that had been deployed had been re-assigned from positions in varied state police investigative models.


Throughout a COVID-19 meeting Mayor Sarno hosted on Monday, Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood stated 4 Springfield officers have examined constructive for COVID-19 and are recovering. Clapprood additionally talked about the division was down 23 officers, 12 of which had been ready on take a look at outcomes.

“Together with Police Commissioner Clapprood, I wish to thank Governor Baker and State Police Colonel Christopher Mason for his or her continued cooperation and partnership – particularly throughout this public well being emergency.

This addition will assist increase and complement our native police operations as we proceed to provoke proactive measures to remain forward of this ongoing COVID-19 scenario.  We’ve at all times had an incredible partnership between our SPD and State Police.”


Mayor Sarno

Massachusetts State Police Troopers shall be sporting their very own uniforms and working in marked state police automobiles. They’ve been given Springfield police transportable radios and shall be monitoring radio site visitors to assist help officers when wanted.

People arrested by troopers shall be taken to Springfield Police Division custody.