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Springfield Police Commissioner to Present Year in Review to ACCGS

SPRINGFIELD — Since taking his post last June, Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri has focused his efforts on a collaborative, community-oriented approach to public safety through five priority objectives. Barbieri first addressed these objectives at the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s (ACCGS) Pastries, Politics and Policy in May 2014. He will return for an update on his first year as commissioner at the ACCGS Pastries, Politics and Policy on May 26 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the TD Bank Conference Center, 1441 Main St., Springfield.

When he first was sworn in, Barbieri said he would strive to “re-engineer police services to positively impact crime, quality of life, and fear-of-crime issues, and improve quality of service and stakeholder satisfaction” through becoming more proactive, improving response times, increasing levels of service, building relationships with stakeholders, and developing and measuring feedback processes.

He has launched an expanded Counter Criminal Continuum (C-3) policing model to the North End, the Hollywood section of the South End, the area around Mason Square, and the Belmont Avenue/Oakland Street section of Forest Park; introduced an innovative, web-based neighborhood-watch program; and continues to conduct successful law-enforcement sweeps across the city, concentrating on quality-of-life issues.

The cost of the May 26 event are $15 for members, $25 for general admission, and includes continental breakfast. Reservations may be made online at www.myonlinechamber.com or by e-mailing Sarah Mazzaferro at [email protected].