On Demand Program

POST Commission and Massachusetts Police Training Committee: Progress Report and Dialogue


Date Aired: Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Runtime: 2:00h

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Please join the Massachusetts Bar Association for a second webinar with leaders of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission, joined by Massachusetts Police Training Committee (MPTC).This interactive webinar will focus on the POST Commission and MPTC’s efforts developing and implementing police standards, practices and training for school resource officers (SROs); promoting officer wellness; and improving police response to individuals in mental health crisis and with mental health-related concerns.

The POST Commission’s mission is to “improve policing and enhance public confidence in law enforcement” by developing and implementing standards and a “fair process” for officer “certification, discipline, and training” for policing in Massachusetts.

The MPTC is statutorily responsible to “develop, deliver, and enforce” recruit and in-service training and training standards for police in Massachusetts.

This webinar is a special opportunity to hear from and ask questions of POST commissioners and MPTC leaders about their efforts and progress in meeting their statutory mandates for SROs, officer wellness, and policing of individuals with mental health-related concerns.

The webinar was hosted using Zoom.  


Edward Ferrante, Esq., Program Co-chair
Law Office of Edward M. Ferrante, Salem
Anne "Beau" Kealy, Esq., Program Co-chair & Moderator
MBA Civil Rights & Social Justice Section Council Member, Boston
Sean P. Kelly, Esq., Program Co-chair
Marcotte Law Firm, Lowell
Richard Cole, Esq., Program Co-chair & Moderator
Richard W. Cole, West Roxbury
Marsha Kazarosian, Esq., Moderator
Post Commission & Kazarosian Costello, LLP, Haverhill
James O'Brien, Esq., Moderator
Attorney General's Office, Boston
Hon. Margaret Hinkle (ret.), Panelist
POST Commission Chair & JAMS, Boston
Hanya H. Bluestone, PhD., Panelist
Commissioner, POST Commission, Boston
Larry Ellison, Panelist
Commission Treasurer, POST Commission, Boston
Robert J. Ferullo, Esq., Panelist
Executive Director of Massachusetts Police Training Committee
Charlene D. Luma, LICSW, Panelist
POST Commission, Boston
Randall Ravitz, Esq., Panelist
General Counsel, POST Commission, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Civil Rights & Social Justice Section
Criminal Justice Section
Juvenile & Child Welfare Law Section
MBA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

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