In a fait accompli, Governor Baker put the pen to paper and made police reform official. As he did so the MPA joined other police groups in a brainstorming session to plan a course of action for the next legislative session. Among the topics were nominees to serve on the POST commission. We will continue to meet as we know our detractors will look for another bite of the apple next session. Given the House has a new speaker, Representative Ron Mariano we expect some changes in leadership and committee chairs. We are hopeful to meet with the new team early next year.
Later in the day, Executive Director Machado participated in a call with DPH on the COVID rollout for first responders. A web site will be released on Monday with a number of locations which will distribute the vaccines. It is expected the distribution will begin January 11th. Most of the vaccines will be from moderna and appointments will be necessary. Consult: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-program next week for more information.
As we close out 2020, we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Stay safe