Middlesex County Chiefs Of Police Association Hosts Local Legislators For Legislative Breakfast

Below is a press release from John Guilfoil Public Relations:

BURLINGTON, MA — The Executive Board of the Middlesex County Chiefs of Police Association is pleased to share that the association hosted a legislative breakfast to build relationships and open communication between local legislators and law enforcement.

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the Marriott Hotel in Burlington, approximately 30 police chiefs from Middlesex County sat down with Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, District Attorney Marian Ryan and numerous local legislators to discuss legislation and issues that affect law enforcement and public safety in Massachusetts.

In attendance were Sen. Cindy Friedman, Sen. Barry Finegold, Sen. Michael Barrett, Sen. Jason Lewis, Rep. Margaret Scarsdale, Rep. Kate Hogan, Rep. David Linsky, Rep. Simon Cataldo, and Cody Case, who represented Rep. Ken Gordon.

“Those of us at the Middlesex County Chiefs of Police Association would like to thank the legislators who attended for taking time out of their busy schedules to support law enforcement, and to have an open dialogue regarding important legislation which impacts law enforcement and public safety in the Commonwealth,” said Tyngsborough Police Chief Richard Howe, who serves as treasurer for Middlesex Chiefs.

“This is a much needed partnership for us so our legislators understand what the needs are at the local level,” said Tewksbury Police Chief Ryan Columbus, who serves as vice president for Middlesex Chiefs. “This partnership is vital to keep our officers and communities safe.”

“The Middlesex Chiefs felt it was important to renew our partnership with our elected officials,” said Natick Police Chief James Hicks, who is president of Middlesex Chiefs. “The past six years we were unable to meet in person and share goals that are important to the safety of our communities. Our meeting was productive and hopefully continues the communication as we all work through complicated issues.”

“It was great to come together to promote greater collaboration between public safety and lawmakers and to hear about pending legislation that will affect public safety,” said Arlington Police Chief Julie Flaherty, who serves as secretary for Middlesex Chiefs.

About the Middlesex Chiefs of Police Association

The Middlesex County Chiefs of Police Association is a representative body of the 54 municipal police departments of Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Middlesex County is located west and northwest of the City of Boston. It is the most populous county in New England, with more than 1.6 million residents as of the 2020 Census.

Legislative Breakfast

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