Fentanyl Policy Changes (Worcester PD)

Nathanael King filed this request with the Worcester Police Department of Worcester, MA.


From: Nathanael King

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all memoranda, training materials, guidelines, statements of policy, policy changes, legal advice, legal opinions, legal memoranda, and legal briefs regarding the drug fentanyl since Jan. 1, 2011.

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 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.


Nathanael King

From: Hanlon, Michael J.

Please see the attachments relative to your public records request for Worcester Police memoranda, training materials, guidelines, statements of policy, etc regarding the drug fentanyl since Jan. 1, 2011.

Worcester Police department does not have a separate file in which all of these related documents listed. After consulting with our training division, it is my belief that the attached documents represent all of the items in our possession relative to your request. Additional information will be provided should it become available.

Lieutenant Michael Hanlon