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Posted on: April 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SHPD hosts community engagement forum with its PACE Team

PACE webinar

SOUTH HADLEY - Residents are invited to attend a virtual Q&A forum with members of the South Hadley Police Access and Community Engagement Team (PACE) on May 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

In this forum the PACE Team hopes to solicit questions and feedback from the community about the department to guide the discussion. Have you ever wondered about the training, policies, or practices of the South Hadley Police Department?  Or have you wondered how officers are hired and supervised, or what de-escalation techniques officers use? If the department has body cameras? Here is an opportunity to ask questions and have them answered by members of the PACE Team, or provide feedback about the department.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to reach as many members of the South Hadley community members as possible, the forum will be conducted virtually via Zoom and broadcast live on South Hadley Community Television Channel 15.

Selectboard Member Christopher Geraghty will moderate the forum, which will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. PACE team members Sgt. Mark Baran, Ofc. Cindy Boyle, Sgt. Jeff Goulet, Det. Feliz Blaney-Perez, Ofc. Junior Swaby and Chief Jennifer Gundersen will be present to answer the submitted questions. 

Residents are asked to submit questions in advance by Monday, May 24 here:

Register in advance for the view-only forum, here: 

By registering, you will automatically be a sent a link to the forum. If you have questions, please contact the Police Chief Jennifer Gundersen’s office by phone at (413) 538-5050 x 6301 or by email at, or contact  Selectboard Member Christopher Geraghty at

The intent is to offer similar forums on a quarterly basis with guest moderators helping members of the department hear from and speak to the South Hadley community. Learn more about the PACE Team here:





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