On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 the MBLLC met with State Auditor Suzanne Bump to discuss her recent report on Municipal Police In-Service Training in the Commonwealth. Auditor Bump's report included five key findings and four recommendations. Most notably, recommendation four recommended the implementation of a Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) system. The implementation of a POST system has been something championed by the Caucus for many years now with Rep. Russell Holmes leading the advocacy.
Massachusetts is one of four states without such a system. As is noted in the Auditor's report, a POST system "would ensure officers are meeting training requirements by establishing standards for police training curricula and programs, and would have the authority to decertify officers." The Caucus is thrilled to see Auditor Bump's support of POST and looks forward to collaborating on making it a reality in the Commonwealth.
Auditor Bump's full report can be viewed here.
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