State police Association of Massachusetts

The State Police Association of Massachusetts supports its members and their families while they face the challenges of one of the toughest careers in America:  law enforcement. While troopers are helping the public 24/7, the Association is helping its members cope with death, injuries, illness and the daily dangers of the job. SPAM provides emergency relief funds, scholarships and grants to troopers and their families “to be mutually helpful to one another.” The Association also gives generously to various school and community programs across the Commonwealth.

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Statement of Values

The State Police Association of Massachusetts is committed to professionalism, integrity, ethics and justice. These values are much more than words. They are core guiding principles that our organization and our members strive to uphold in every action and interaction undertaken in service to and protection of the citizens of Massachusetts. We stand together in service to each other and to ensuring these values uphold the honor, prestige and legacy of the nation’s first state law enforcement agency.

About the State Police Association of Massachusetts

The State Police Association of Massachusetts (SPAM) was formed in 1968 to represent and act as the exclusive bargaining agent for all members of the Uniformed Branch of the Department of State Police, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The organization is made up of all troopers and sergeants in the State Police.  The Association represents its members in all procedures relating to wages, hours, standards of productivity and performance, and any other terms and conditions of employment, as well as issues relating to mutual aid which SPAM troopers and sergeants provide to communities across the Commonwealth.

The State Police Association of Massachusetts (SPAM) was formed in 1968 to represent and act as the exclusive bargaining agent for all members of the Uniformed Branch of the Department of State Police, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as recognized and as described in Article I Section 2 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the Association and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in all subject matter and procedures relating to wages, hours, standards of productivity and performance, and any other terms and conditions of employment, and to all other subject matter concerning mutual aid and protection relating to employment.

SPAM promotes and develops a friendly and fraternal spirit among all of the bargaining unit members of the Uniformed Branch of the Department of State Police, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as recognized and described in Article I Section 2 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the Association and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

SPAM preserves and fosters good-will with the citizens of all people, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and to encourage cooperative understandings and agreements with all organs, agencies, and officers of government concerned with the State Police for the mutual benefit of its members, to mitigate the hazards of the our work and the improvement of public service.

Executive Board Members

The State Police Association of Massachusetts Executive Board Members oversees the enforcement of the collective bargaining agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Our Board Members conscientiously and diligently maintain oversight of strategic planning, long-range budgeting, financial interests, and overall operations.

Constitutional Officers

The State Police Association of Massachusetts has a dedicated group of experienced and professional staff members to administer the daily operations. Their collective commitment to the men and women of the State Police Association of Massachusetts spans several decades.

  • Mark S. Lynch, President
  • Kevin J. Fredette, Vice- President
  • Christopher Donahue, Treasurer
  • Edward F. Hunter, Secretary

Troop Representatives

  • A – Dale C. Jenkins
  • B – Matthew F. Kane
  • C – Jeffrey M. Gilbert
  • D – Michael R. Halstead
  • F – Timothy M. Gillespie
  • GHQ – Jason E. Lambert
  • H – Paul C. Crowley
  • SPEC-OPS – Paul A. Powell Jr.
  • AG/DA – Corey J. Mackey
  • DIS – Michael F. Cherven
  • Labor Counsel – Paul T. Hynes

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Routine patrol duties are never ‘routine.’ Danger can be found in every aspect of a Trooper’s job, from a traffic stop along the side of a highway to a manhunt for a serial killer. Massachusetts State Troopers risk their lives every day while serving and protecting you. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of their duties. A list Massachusetts State Troopers who have been killed in the line of duty, along with links to websites that honor fallen law enforcement officers, can be found at the link below.

State Police Association of Massachusetts

11 Beacon Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA 01208
(617) 523-0130

Email

trooper388@msptrooper.org

Phone / Fax

(p) (617) 523-0130
(f) (617) 523-0136