Colonel Mark F. Delaney
In response to recent news articles, I want to clarify several inaccuracies which have been reported concerning the Department. The Massachusetts State Police is currently in a Pilot Project to enhance our current Officer Daily Performance Measures to ensure we are deploying the most appropriate resources needed within the Department. The Officer Daily Performance Measures Form has been in existence for many years and assists the Department in accessing the members work performance. This is an ongoing pilot program that is assessing implementing changes to the established form. The Department has not implemented a new policy encouraging troopers to issue more fines and summons as opposed to warnings. Officers receive no incentive or monetary compensation for issuing citations. The Massachusetts State Police receives no revenues for any citations issued within the Commonwealth and at no time have officers been directed to increase the number of citations issued to members of the public. As the principal statewide law enforcement agency, it is important for us to be aware of what types of calls for service and assistance our Department is providing to the public to ensure we maintain the highest standards in service to the citizens of the Commonwealth. The public's safety is the Department's main concern, not increasing the number of citations issued or increased fines.