School Resource Officers (Worcester)

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the Worcester Public Schools of Worcester, MA.


From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of any Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Worcester Public Schools and the Worcester Police Department concerning the latter's School Resource Officers (SROs).

You can restrict your search to records created from January 1, 2012 to the date this request is processed.

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.


Waqas Mirza

From: Perda, David

Dear Mr. Mirza,

Attached please find a document that pertains to your request.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can further assist you.


David Perda

David Perda, Ph.D.
Chief Research and Accountability Officer
Worcester Public Schools
20 Irving Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Tel: 508-799-3060