Mayor Nominates 3 Individuals To Framingham Police Advisory Committee August 13, 2018
Susan Petroni, Framingham Source Editor 508-315-7176

Framingham Source
FRAMINGHAM - Mayor Yvonne Spicer has nominated three two women and a former Framingham Police detective to the newly-created Framingham Police Advisory Committee.

The new City Charter called for the creation of a Police Advisory Committee.

The Police Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Police Department by bringing to its attention feed-back from the community concerning public safety issues.

The Mayor nominated:

  • Lawrence Hendry - District 6 for a 3-year term (retired cop)
  • Nicole Doak - District 7 for a 2-year term
  • Susan Santone - District 1 for a 1-year term.
  • Peter Pleshaw - District 6 for a one year term
  • Oscar Vice - District 1 for a two year term

Hendry is a retired Framingham Police detective and a former Framingham Town Meeting member.

Doak is active with the Framingham League of Women Voters.

Santone is a member of the Framingham Disability Commission.

It is unknown how many applicants there were for the Committee.

"The Police Advisory Committee is devoted to facilitating the flow of ideas relative to police services for the Framingham community," according to the City.

The Mayor's office did not mention how many applicants there were for the Council in submitting the names to the City Council on July 31.

SOURCE could not find an advertisement for the Committee on the City's website, like the advertisements posted for for License Commission, Traffic Commission, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, etc. The City's former public information officer issued a press release on the morning of June 1, announcing it was the last day to apply for City boards, committees and commissions.

This committee ain't gonna do shit on police corruption. It just facilitates the flow of ideas relative to police services for the Framingham community. Translated loosely, it's a worthless committee. It will recommend that we hire still more police officers to direct traffic around holes.

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