A Response to The Final Report of The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

For immediate release:

DOVER, MA – This week, Chief Peter A. McGowan attended a two day training conference in Norwood, Massachusetts for Police Chiefs across the Commonwealth. The training was sponsored by the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Mass Major City Chiefs, and was centered on multiple subjects, including Fair and Impartial Policing, Community Engagement, Eyewitness Identification, Critical Incident Response, and Police Legitimacy. Many of these topics were designed in response to the Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The Mass Chiefs of Police have prepared a position paper in response to the recommendations and guidelines brought forth in the President’s Task Force report, which is available here.

“We are very fortunate in Massachusetts to be ahead of the curve in many instances in dealing with several of the prevalent issues facing law enforcement today,” said Chief McGowan. “I’m proud to be a part of such a forward thinking, proactive group of Chiefs whose primary goal is the safety and well-being of the residents of Massachusetts, and the law enforcement officers sworn to protect them.”


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