In 2016 Chief Paul Williams created the Chief’s Citizen Advisory Group (CCAG). The CCAG is a representative group of people from all aspects of the community: business, education, minority groups, faith-based, community activists, and interested citizens. Each member of the group is invited to participate by Chief Williams.
Chief Williams meets with this group monthly to discuss topics of the members’ choice concerning the police department. The goal of the CCAG is for the Chief to hear their questions, concerns, or suggestions and work together to develop actionable items to address those issues. SPD is focused on fostering a positive relationship with ALL citizens of Springfield through transparency and open communication and the CCAG is one way we hope to accomplish that goal.