We hope both law enforcement personnel and members of the community will use the information housed on this site to work in partnership to increase mutual respect, cooperation and public safety.
- Mary Elizabeth Heffernan
Building Trust - Achieving Results
Dear Citizens of the Commonwealth,
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security is proud to host this informational web site regarding Fair and Impartial Policing.
Racial profiling has been a topic of concern for a very long time and recent events have once again brought this divisive issue into the forefront.
The purpose of this web site is to serve as a resource and education and training tool for both law enforcement and community members. This site provides important insight into the way law enforcement interacts with citizens. It also provides the community with insight into the various factors and concerns an officer must consider when dealing with a potentially dangerous situation.
We hope both law enforcement and the community will utilize the information housed on this site to work in partnership to create an atmosphere of respect, cooperation and public safety.
Mary Elizabeth Heffernan
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Commonwealth of Massachusetts