The team consists of four officers whose highest priority is traffic safety. The unit patrols on motorcycles for maneuvering through congested traffic. School zones, locations of frequent traffic accidents and traffic related issues reported by citizens are given top attention.
MAIT stands for the MAJOR ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION TEAM. This Team is responsible for the investigation of major traffic accidents. Its members are specially trained in accident investigation and assisting in the prosecution of vehicle assault and homicide.
Drug Recognition Expert
Drug Recognition Experts are specially trained Police Officers that are called to perform drug evaluations on persons suspected of operating a vehicle, or otherwise being under the influence of controlled substances. DRE's conduct a nationally standardized 12 step evaluation process to determine the category of drug(s) the person is under the influence of. Springfield Police has three certified DRE's: Officers Matt Bohman, Neil Halttunen & Tom Speldrich.