Massachusetts Police Association The Voice of Police Officers throughout the CommonwealthLatest NewsMPA College Scholarship Program By MPA | February 13, 2024 Applications are now being accepted. Please visit https://www.masspolice.com/scholarships for more infoMPA College Scholarships By MPA | February 12, 2024 The March 31st deadline is fast approaching for the MPA College Scholarship Program. Please visit www.masspolice.com/scholarships for more information .Senate Finalizes Gun Bill By MPA | February 4, 2024 Late Thursday night the Senate voted 37-3 to advance their version of gun reform. Among the few amendments accepted was a Senator Velis proposal that would mandate repeat gun offenders be held until trial. Another by Senator Fattman would create a new crime for shooting at an officer. Both of these Senators were named legislators … Senate Finalizes Gun Bill Read More »9C Cuts Spare Local Aid, FY25 Budget on Tap By MPA | January 23, 2024 In early January, Governor Healey announce 9C cuts in an attempt to bring the fiscal 24 budget into balance. The shortfall was estimated at one billion dollars. Although revenue is higher than fiscal 23, it has fallen short of benchmark which had called for approximately a 4% increase. Unlike cuts by Governor Patrick in the … 9C Cuts Spare Local Aid, FY25 Budget on Tap Read More »MA LDF 2024 Membership Renewals By MPA | January 23, 2024 Just a reminder, existing LDF members have until January 31, 2024 to renew their accounts to avoid a lapse in coverage!Officer Paul Tracey Fundraiser By MPA | January 10, 2024 2024 MPA President Sworn In By MPA | December 15, 2023 Congratulations to MPA President Michael Murphy (Brookline) who was sworn in yesterday. We look forward to his leadership in 2024Waltham Officer Killed In The Line of Duty By MPA | December 7, 2023 The MPA would like to extend our deepest sympathy to our friends and the family of Officer Paul Tracey at the Waltham Police Department. Yesterday, Officer Paul Tracey was killed in the line of duty while working a detail. Three workers from National Grid also were struck, one of which was also killed. We would … Waltham Officer Killed In The Line of Duty Read More »Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards Nearly $5 Million to Address Local Public Safety Needs By MPA | November 17, 2023 The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced on Thursday, November 16, 2023 nearly $5 million in funds awarded to 130 police departments across the state to address their communities’ unmet public safety priorities. The awards were made possible by the Edward J. Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, a federal grant awarded by the Department of Justice to the Office … Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards Nearly $5 Million to Address Local Public Safety Needs Read More »Gun Bill Update By MPA | October 22, 2023 On October 18th, the House overwhelming supported their version of the gun bill. Ten democrats joined the entire Republican caucus in voting against the bill. The one bright spot is an amendment filed by Representative Cusack of Braintree that exempted off duty officers from section 123 was one of four that were accepted. The amendment, … Gun Bill Update Read More » Welcome!For over 100 years the Massachusetts Police Association has been the voice for police officers throughout the Commonwealth. From Greater Boston to Worcester, the Cape and Islands to Springfield, we are proud and honored to represent those who serve our communities and campuses. The MPA strives to provide the men and women of law enforcement with the support required to get the job done safely and professionally. We are your oldest and strongest voice on Beacon Hill. We fight to maintain your collective bargaining rights, your hard-earned benefits, and to ensure you have the tools you need on the street and in the courtroom. Our Legal Defense is second to none and has decades of experience to prove it. If you are a member or an unaffiliated police officer looking for answers to questions regarding benefits or other information, the MPA is here to help. Massachusetts Police AssociationThe MPA was established in the 20th century with a simple mission in mind: represent law enforcement officers who serve the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since our founding, we have inducted thousands of police officers and their supporters into our ranks, and successfully achieved our goals to create an entity that police can always turn to when they are in need.