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Media Contact for POST Releases List of Not Certified Law Enforcement Officers, adds 3 to Suspended Officer List
Cindy Campbell, Director of Communications
Boston — March 1, 2023 Contact: Cindy Campbell
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Massachusetts POST Commission Releases List of Not Certified Law Enforcement Officers, adds three to Suspended Officer List
Boston –The POST Commission today released the current list of law enforcement officers who are not certified. The list includes 267 officers from or formerly from 82 Law Enforcement agencies. The information is current as of February 20 and is available on the POST website under the “View Law Enforcement Officer Information” section.
Officers are classified as “Not Certified” if they have not satisfied all requirements for recertification. Officers on this list are not certified because they have either failed to complete the required training, are out on excused leave, or their situation involves a disciplinary matter. Officers who have retired or resigned in good standing are not included on this list.
Officers on extended leave (medical, military, family or administrative) who have not met the requirements for recertification are classified as “not certified - excused leave” by the Commission until they return to full duty.
Additionally, the POST Commission today updated the suspended law enforcement officer list. The three newly suspended officers are listed below, bringing the total number of suspensions to 22:
- Perry Collins, formerly of Rowley Police Department
- Kevin Johnson, Hudson Police Department
- Sean Malone, Mendon Police Department
The POST Commission is directed by statute to suspend the certification of an officer who is arrested, charged or indicted for a felony and will revoke the certification of an officer who is convicted of a felony. The suspension order is in effect until a final decision or revocation is made by the Commission.
“Today’s release of information on “not certified” officers marks our third release of information in as many months,” said POST Commission Executive Director Enrique Zuniga. “The public can continue to access a variety of information on law enforcement officers on our website, including lists of certified and not certified officers, new academy graduates, and currently suspended officers. We anticipate updating this information on a monthly basis.”
The POST Commission was established as part of a 2020 criminal justice reform law to focus on efforts to improve public safety and increase trust between members of law enforcement in the Commonwealth’s communities. The POST Commission is charged with creating a mandatory certification process for police officers, as well as processes for decertification, suspension of certification, or reprimand in the event of certain misconduct.
The next round of recertification for officers with last names I-P will begin in a few months.