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Polito, Lieutenant Governor, Stephanie Pollack, MassDOT Secretary & CEO, Luis Manuel Ramírez, General Manager & CEO, MassDOT logo

MEDIA RELEASE

CONTACT: Deputy Superintendent Sean Reynolds


MBTA Transit Police Department
240 Southampton Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-222-1107

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE-ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT

(Boston, MA) A team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation


Commission (MPAC) will arrive on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to examine all aspects of the
MBTA Transit Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and
support services. The MBTA Transit Police Department was last assessed in March 2017.

“Verification by the team that the MBTA Transit Police Department meets the
Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation
– a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Kenneth
Green stated.

“Compliance with the Accreditation Standards is an indication that the MBTA Transit
Police Department meets professionally recognized criteria for excellence in management
and service delivery.” Chief Green added.

The assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from Massachusetts


agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit
offices and locations where compliance can be witnessed.

The assessors are Chief George McNeal, from the Somerset Police Department, Captain
Thomas Dunn, from the Chelsea Police Department, Captain Kate Stephens, from the
Salem Police Department, and Captain Thomas Schlatz, from the Bridgewater Police
Department.

Once the MPAC assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full
Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status.

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