Use of Force Report

Daralyn Heywood filed this request with the Dennis Police Department of Dennis, MA.


From: Daralyn Heywood

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) All Use of Force Reports generated from an incident at 68 Pine St South Dennis, MA on February 15, 2023, between 1500 hrs and 2300 hrs.
2) Dennis Police Department rules and regulations, policy and procedure on Use of Force and Use of Force reporting.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Daralyn Heywood

From: Dennis Police Department

Good Afternoon,

Please find the attached response to your public records request.

Lt. Kenneth Gelnett
Support Services Commander
Dennis Police Department
90 Bob Crowell Road
South Dennis, MA 02660
(774) 352-1515 (Phone)
(508) 394-5750 (Fax)

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