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Thanks to the courageous Senators

Early Tuesday morning, ten (10) State Senators stood bravely apart from the hurriedly formed, submitted and rushed-to-vote Senate bill S.2800. The votes cast do not detract or reject police reform, but rather focuses our attention on reforms that are sound, attainable, and well- reasoned. We wish to extend our thanks to Senators Collins, DiZoglio, Fattman, Gobi, Moore, O Connor, Rush, Tarr, Tran, and Velis for their commitment to drafting and passing meaningful and well-thought legislation. There has been [...]

President’s Message To The Membership RE: Senate S.2800 and Qualified Immunity

Dear Association members, It strikes me as fundamentally cruel that absolute or qualified immunity exists in the law for every single government official in Massachusetts, but now the Senate wants to carve out an exception that will overly expose police officers, who have one of the most dangerous jobs that calls for split-second decisions under extreme conditions. For legislative acts -- which are slow and deliberative -- all legislators have absolute immunity, which, just like it sounds, [...]

Connecticut State Police Union Offers $1,000 Reward

On Saturday, July 4, 2020, at approximately 0300 hours, in the Town of Danielson, Connecticut, unknown individual(s) forced entry into a locked State Police cruiser and stole several items, including, but not limited to; a semi-automatic Bushmaster XM 15 Rifle. As a result of this threat to the public's safety, the Connecticut State Police Union is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and/or return of the State Police property. The Connecticut State Police Union [...]

Sergeant Doug Weddleton 10-year memorial service at State Police Foxboro

On June 16, 2010, Sergeant Doug Weddleton was killed in the line of duty.  Sgt. Weddleton was working a construction detail on Rt. 95 in Mansfield when he encountered a vehicle that had blocked the ramp.  While speaking with the operator of this vehicle a second vehicle struck the first vehicle, which ultimately caused the death of Sgt. Weddleton.  Today, members of the State Police gathered at SP Foxboro to participate in a wreath laying ceremony remembering [...]

The role of SPAM and a discussion on Qualified Immunity

The State Police Association of Massachusetts 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, 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. Our authorities are grounded in Chapter 150E of [...]

SPAM Response to UMass & MBTA

The State Police Association of Massachusetts represents the Sergeants and Troopers that make up the uniformed branch of the State Police. For over 150 years, the Massachusetts State Police has served the Commonwealth with distinction, through natural disasters, terrorist attacks, riots and other disturbances. In recent days, we have ensured the safe exercise of First Amendment protests across the Commonwealth and continue to deliver the highest quality of police service. We have stood with many peaceful gatherings [...]

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