MPA

POST Meeting Update

Moments ago the POST Commission closed their public meeting without enacting emergency regulations covering recertification process. After nearly two hours of comments and questions, commissioners were uncomfortable with the emergency enactment. Attorney Scheft spoke on behalf of the MPA with the concerns we had raised in our meeting last week and codified in our document submission. …

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POST, Retiree Earnings , Immigrant Drivers Licenses

The week began with a meeting between MPA leadership and Executive Director Zuniga and legal staff of the POST commission. During a 3 hour meeting, we presented our concerns and suggestions for improvement to the¬†questionnaire and soon to be released emergency regulations. After the meeting, Attorney John Scheft¬†working with MPA prepared a written response for …

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NEPBA Seeks Injunction

Yesterday, The NEPBA in conjunction with the Worcester Police Patrol Officers’ Union filed a lawsuit against the POST Commission in Superior court. For more information please read more: https://nepba.org/nepba-seeks-injunction-against-post-commission-in-worcester-superior-court/

POST Commision Meeting

Executive Director Machado participated in the POST Commission Meeting on May 3. The recording is available here: https://www.mass.gov/event/peace-officer-standards-and-training-commission-public-meeting-may-3-2022-2022-05-03t083000-0400-2022-05-03t103000-0400

POST Questionnaire

Last week the POST commission approved an 8-question recertification questionnaire. At first glance it appears to be creating more questions than it answers. It seems to put aside rights of officers covered in collective bargaining C150E as well as rights against self-incrimination. What makes is more troubling is that law enforcement officers/union officials that sit …

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