Apr 16, 2018

Honoring an Outstanding Partner

Earlier this month, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services presented Springfield Township Police Criminal Investigations Section with the Outstanding Community Partner Award at the Springfield Township Trustee Meeting.

Hamilton County DD Services has had a long, productive relationship with the Springfield Township Police Criminal Investigations Section that has led to numerous convictions for crimes including sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and theft, committed against people with disabilities. Holly Mott, lead MUI investigator, presented the award honoring the stellar work of Springfield Township Police.

“Many of the cases we refer are difficult to investigate because some victims cannot verbalize how they have been victimized,” said Mott. “This has not stopped Springfield Township Police from aggressively pursuing leads to obtain justice for the victims.”

In addition to its investigative work, Springfield Township Police have been a great partner by hosting Crisis Intervention Training, which provides police with de-escalation techniques that minimize the chance that either a person with a disability or police are harmed during crisis situations. 

“The Springfield Township Police Department is honored to receive this recognition. Our long-time partnership with the Hamilton County Department of Disabilities has helped support some of the most vulnerable crime victims,” said Springfield Township Police Chief Robert Browder. “The crisis intervention and de-escalation training provided by HCDD to all Springfield Township Police Officers undoubtedly saves lives and helps resolve volatile situations.”

Mott presented Chief Browder with a plaque honoring the department. She also recognized the work of the officers in the Criminal Investigations Section, Detectives Sean McBride, Jim Stroud (not pictured), and Rami Khayo as well as Sergeant Matt Wilcher.
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