Cruiser assignments

Richard Ballard filed this request with the Massachusetts State Police of Massachusetts.
Due June 26, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Richard Ballard

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Please provide a list of the cruiser assignments for the members of the uniformed branch of the State Police. For the Division of Field Services, K-9 and CVES cruisers, please provide the year, make, model and type (marked, semi-marked, low profile, etc) of the cruiser. I am NOT requesting any identifying information on ANY vehicle that is not assigned to the above sections other than the cruiser number itself.

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.


Richard Ballard

From: Massachusetts State Police

Good Morning,

Pursuant to your request below seeking a list of the cruiser assignments for the Division of Field Services, K-9 and CVES cruisers (including year, make, model and type (marked, semi-marked, low profile, etc)), please see the attached spreadsheet with the responsive information.

If you wish to challenge any aspect of this correspondence as a response to a public records request, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records following the procedure set forth in 950 C.M.R. 32.08, a copy of which is available at You may also file a civil action in accordance with M.G.L. c. 66, ยง 10A.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Jenniffer P. Migliaccio (O'Neil), Esq.
Staff Counsel
Department of State Police
State Police Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 820-2348

From: Richard Ballard

Good afternoon,

Thank you for the response and the spreadsheet. I apologize if I was unclear, but am I able to get the cruiser numbers added to this spreadsheet? I can make a separate request, if needed -- however I figured that the spreadsheet would be lost and have to be re-created.

Thank you again,
Richard Ballard