Reserve/Intermittent Officers (Public Safety & Security)

Lukas Knight filed this request with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security of Massachusetts.

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From: Lukas Knight

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all internal documents relating to Bryan Johnson's training and service record. Internal procedural information delineating the manner in which reserve/intermittent and municipal part-time officers are trained in relation to the manner in which full time police academy recruits are trained. Aggregate information about the percentage of working municipal officers who received the 310 (335 if armed) hours of training required of municipal and reserve officers in lieu of the 800+ hours required in standard full-time police academy training). Procedural information regarding the exemption of partially trained municipal officers from being required to undergo the additional 465 hours of training before being sworn in as an official police officer as well as aggregate information regarding what percentage of these exemptions are approved of the total filed.

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 MuckRock.com, 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 fees cannot be waived, 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lukas Knight

From: Hickey, Shannon (EPS)

Dear Mr. Knight,

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) received your request below. Please be advised that we are currently working on a response to your request and will send you a complete response as soon as we are able.

Please be further advised that EOPSS may send you a good faith estimate for the cost of producing any responsive records and that any response will be subject to the exemptions described by G.L. c. 4, § 7. Thank you for your inquiry.

Shannon C. Hickey
Assistant General Counsel
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
One Ashburton Place, Suite 2133
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-7775 x 25534
shannon.hickey@state.ma.us<mailto:shannon.hickey@state.ma.us> | http://www.mass.gov/eops

From: Hickey, Shannon (EPS)

Dear Mr. Knight,

Please find a response to your request (below) attached.

Thank you,

Shannon C. Hickey
Assistant General Counsel
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
One Ashburton Place, Suite 2133
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-7775 x 25534
shannon.hickey@state.ma.us<mailto:shannon.hickey@state.ma.us> | http://www.mass.gov/eops

From: Lukas Knight

Could you provide data as to the percentage of total officers who are trained for part-time positions? The organization's website describes positions that require between 310-330 hours of training:

"This 315/335*- hour (*An additional 20 hours of MPTC-certified firearms training is required if the officer will be armed with a firearm) Basic Training program is for part-time police officers and is administered by regional police training organizations under contract with the MPTC at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. Also included is mandated annual professional development training and specialized programs. Please go to our Reserve/Intermittent Police Academy web page to access training calendars of the organizations offering Reserve Recruit Officer Courses."

Found here: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/law-enforce-and-cj/law-enforce/mptc/our-organization/the-municipal-police-training-committee.html

This is to what I was referring.

From: Hickey, Shannon (EPS)

Dear Mr. Knight,

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) do not maintain records responsive to your follow up request below.

For your information, in an average twelve month period, approximately 900 students graduate from reserve basic training and approximately 650 students graduate from fulltime police academies. Please note that these averages do not reflect employment statistics which neither EOPSS nor MPTC tracks.

Sincerely,

Shannon C. Hickey
Assistant General Counsel
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
One Ashburton Place, Suite 2133
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-7775 x 25534
shannon.hickey@state.ma.us<mailto:shannon.hickey@state.ma.us> | http://www.mass.gov/eops

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