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The Springfield Township Police Department is a full service organization made up of 44 full-time and six part-time sworn officers.  The department operates the following specialized divisions:
  • Detectives
  • Vice
  • DARE
  • School Resource Officers
  • Bike Patrols
  • K-9 Unit
  • Traffic Safety Officers
  • START (Springfield Township Arrest and Response Team)
  • Impact Team
Advanced training of personnel is an on-going process in order to bring the latest technology and methods of crime prevention to township residents. Several members of the management team are graduates of the Police Executive Leadership College. Police Chief David Heimpold, Assistant Chief Robert Browder, and Lieutenant David Schaefer are also graduates of the FBI National Academy. Chief Heimpold is the first Certified Law Enforcement Executive in Hamilton County. 

START (Springfield Township Arrest and Response Team)
The Springfield Township Arrest and Response Team (S.T.A.R.T.) was developed in 1998, to assist the Police Department in making safe and dynamic entries when serving high-risk search and arrest warrants. The members of this unit were carefully selected and specifically trained to utilize the most current practices and techniques for serving high-risk warrants. The members of the team, in addition to their regularly assigned police duties, receive special training in areas of firearms, use of force, entry and search techniques. Several members of our team are also on the Hamilton County Police Association S.W.A.T. team. During 2006, there were nine officers assigned to the team.