For more information on policing in Massachusetts, see entry on Boston Police.
- Association/Collaboration – Amazon
The Springfield Police Department participates in Amazon’s "Ring network," which as reported in The Verge, "lets law enforcement ask users for footage from their Ring security cameras to assist with investigations." The Ring is an Amazon-produced "video doorbell, which allows Ring users to see, talk to, and record people who come to their doorsteps," and which "sends notifications to a person’s phone every time the doorbell rings or motion near the door is detected."
- Association/Collaboration – Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) bioengineering professor Kevin Parker has conducted research on "C3." C3 is a law enforcement strategy developed by a friend of Parker’s, which is based on United States Army Special Forces counterinsurgency tactics and which the Springfield Police Department have used against Springfield's North End neighborhood. In Spring 2021, Parker introduced a SEAS course entitled Engineering Sciences 298R “Data Fusion in Complex Systems: A Case Study,” through which SEAS graduate students were to "use data analytics to study how the Springfield Police Department deploys Counter-Criminal Continuum policing, or C3." The Dean of SEAS canceled the course after 500 students signed a petition stating that the course "normalizes the 'militarization of society,' while also failing to acknowledge the effects of 'structural racism' in the police."
- Association/Collaboration – IBM
As of 2016, the Springfield Police Department was sharing and accessing information through COPLINK, a surveillance and criminalization platform developed by IBM and the software company i2, which has been called “Google for police officers." Through COPLINK, Springfield Police officials share their field interviews along with arrest, complaint, accident, and citation reports with other departments who utilize the platform in MA and nationwide, and Springfield Police officials are able to access the field interviews and arrest, complaint, accident, and citation reports of these other police departments. Agents from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "have direct access to the Massachusetts version of the COPLINK system," enabling ICE agents to access any information Springfield Police officials enter into COPLINK and utilize this information to facilitate ICE's regime of tracking, detentions, and deportations of Black and Brown migrants.
- Association/Collaboration – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
The Springfield Police Department shares field interviews, arrest, complaint, accident, and citation reports, and other information through COPLINK, a surveillance and criminalization platform developed by IBM and the software company i2. Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "have direct access to the Massachusetts version of the COPLINK system," enabling ICE to access information Springfield Police Department officers enter into COPLINK and utilize this information to facilitate ICE's regime of tracking, detentions, and deportations.