Springfield at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Springfield Police Department

  • 465 Officers
  • 109 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 3.02 Springfield
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Springfield Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Springfield

Data was last updated June 1, 2023


We identified over $2.6M in federal grant funding, FY 2014-2024

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Springfield
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$149,876.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$138,875.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS STATES AND UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL IN… Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$1,122,000.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2022
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD FY 19 BODY WORN CAMERA PROGRAM Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.835 Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Prime
$121,488.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2023
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT'S SAFETY EQUIPMENT UPGRADE Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated January 11, 2024


$1.9M value of military equipment has been transferred to the Springfield Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE with 2 items valued at $495,000.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
1/6/2022 NIGHT VISION GOGGLE
5855-01-228-0937
20 20 @ $3,578.00 $71,560.00 F 1
2/4/2021 CAMERA ROBOT
6760-01-628-6105
2 2 @ $1,500.00 $3,000.00 D 7
3/17/2020 VIEWER,NIGHT VISION
5855-01-432-0524
40 40 @ $3,607.00 $144,280.00 F 1
8/29/2019 ARMOR,TRANSPARENT,VEHICULAR WINDOW
2541-01-574-6645
4 4 @ $3,770.44 $15,081.76 D 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated July 17, 2023


Consent decree

Springfield has a consent decree with the Department of Justice that went into effect on Apr 13, 2022.

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Settlements

We identified 3 publicly reported settlements that resulted in policy changes and over $249,997.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2022

A jury awarded a Massachusetts man $250,000 after a trial related to a police brutality case. Lee Hutchins Sr. accused one officer of using excessive force and two officers of unlawful entry while responding to reports of a domestic disturbance.

Hutchins Sr. was pepper sprayed and beaten with batons by a Springfield police officer while he was trying to defuse a domestic incident. The jury for the case found that, “the city of Springfield had a custom of failing to discipline officers and this custom demonstrated deliberate indifference to the rights” of citizens.

Compensation
$249,997.00
2022

In April 2022, after an investigation of the Springfield Police Department’s narcotics bureau by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Springfield Police Department agreed to implement several reforms.

The investigation found that officers in the narcotics bureau often used excessive force, regularly violated individual’s Fourth Amendment rights, and often failed to report these incidents or reported them inaccurately. The new reforms will include de-escalation training, new reporting mechanisms for instances of force, and installing a separate, independent monitor to oversee compliance with these changes.

Policy changes
2022

The City of Springfield settled a civil case brought by teenagers who were threatened by an officer who said he would plant drugs on and kill them while arresting them.

In February 2016, Officer Gregg Bigda suspected teenagers of stealing an unmarked police car, and along with other officers, he arrested them. A video captured by a reporter shows Bigda yelling profanities at the teenagers and claiming he could plant drugs on them and kill them in a parking lot. Bigda was acquitted of criminal charges of excessive force and abusive interrogation following the incident, but the arrested teenagers brought two civil cases. One case was settled for an undisclosed sum on February 3, 2022 while the other case is still pending. As of February 2022, Bidga was on paid leave due to the investigation.