Suicide prevention policies (Hampden County Sheriff's Office)

Andrew Quemere filed this request with the Hampden County Sheriff's Office of Hampden County, MA.


From: Andrew Quemere

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

* All policies, procedures, and training materials related to suicide and suicide prevention

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.


Andrew Quemere

From: finnegan, theresa

Mr. Quemere,

I am attaching two more relevant portions of our policy via this email in response to your public records request of May 11, 2017.

Kind regards,

From: finnegan, theresa

Andrew Quemere,
Attached please find our response to your public records request dated May 11, 2017.

Kind regards,
Theresa Finnegan

Theresa S. Finnegan
General Counsel
Hampden County Sheriff's Department
627 Randall Rd.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Tel. (413) 858-0164
Fax (413) 589-1851

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