On Thursday June 5, 2008 the Massachusetts State Police honored twenty-six award recipients at a ceremony held at the Grand Staircase of the State House in Boston. The award recipients include state and local police officers and nine civilians.
On June 3rd at 1:00 p.m. the Massachusetts State Police Marine Section and the Massachusetts Environmental Police hosted a press event at the State Police Marine Section in Boston. This event aimed to educate the public on boating safety in advance of the summer boating season.
On Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., the Molly Bish Foundation hosted the 8th Annual Missing Children's Day Ceremony in the Nurses Hall at the State House in Boston. This ceremony honors the memory of missing and murdered children and demonstrates support for missing and abducted children who have been safely returned to their families.
Danielle Wohl, a brain injury survivor, helped the Massachusetts State Police launch their Spring 2008 Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaign at an event at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Injured nearly 20 years ago when the car in which she was an unbelted passenger was hit by a drunk driver, Ms. Wohl continues to suffer memory loss and visual impairment as a result of the crash. She urged members of the public to buckle up every time they drive or ride in a motor vehicle.
Today, April 29, 2008, Colonel Mark F. Delaney, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced the promotion of 67 members of the State Police. The ceremony was held at the State Police Headquarters in Framingham at 7:00 p.m.
On Wednesday April 9, 2008, in a ceremony held at Massachusetts State Police General Headquarters, Mr. Richard Bates, Division Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) presented two FMCSA Leadership Awards to the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (CVES).
The Massachusetts State Police and local police joined together today at the Natick District Court to raise awareness about the dangers of aggressive and distracted driving. The event kicked-off the Commonwealth's 2008 "Road Respect" Mobilization, a statewide coordinated effort involving additional directed traffic enforcement and public information that runs through April 16, 2008.
On Friday March 14, 2008, Colonel Mark Delaney, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, met with Commissioner Fachtna Murphy and Chief Inspector Kathleen O'Toole of the Garda Siochana during a visit to State Police General Headquarters. The Garda Siochana is Ireland's National Police Force which Murphy has served as Commissioner since 2007. Kathleen O'Toole currently serves as the Chief Inspector of the Garda Inspectorate but was formerly a Lieutenant Colonel on the Massachusetts State Police from 1992 to 1994.
On January 18, the MSP was at the Charles River Esplanade Lagoon in Boston to demonstrate the inherent dangers of thin ice and the lifesaving steps in an ice emergency. Troopers assigned to the Underwater Recovery Unit and the Marine Section demonstrated a simulated recovery.