State gives $30,000 boost to Springfield’s C3 policing program

The Springfield Police Department’s C3 anti-gang and community policing program has received a $30,000 boost to help fund various youth initiatives within the city. Sen. James Welch, D-West Springfield, who secured the funding through a state budget amendment, announced the funding to the New North Citizen’s Council late Thursday morning. The money will be shared between the C3 units in the North End, South End/Metro area, Mason Square area and the Forest Park neighborhood.

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