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Greenfield Police Department Announces Big Improvements


GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Greenfield police announce big changes in their department. Since Robert Haigh Jr. took the position as Chief in November, he has been working to unify the staff.

“I’m looking to just get a more unified department. I think it helps with morale and getting back to being on the same team,” Haigh says.

New uniforms show a more professional image on the outside. And the brand new vests underneath have temperature regulating technologies for comfort and electroshock weapon protection for safety.

The staff is proud to show off their new badge and patch. It is a visual symbol that represents the future.

“The best thing was that the chief allowed the patrolmen and other people to get involved with making decisions and coming up with those designs,” says Officer, Richard Brook.

And they are thankful to drive new and improved all-wheel drive cruisers.

“It looks like ford explorer on the outside but everything else in it: engine, breaks, transmission all that is all specifically geared toward law enforcement,” Brook adds.

Not only do they have a new look, but Greenfield Police are using technology to stay more connected.

Their website is redesigned so that people can report a problem, and they are right on top of social media.

They tweet more than ever, and not only does the department have a Facebook page, each officer does too. This way the community can get to know each and every one of them.

“The more we can be accessed and the more people feel comfortable with us the better it is for us,” Haigh says.

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