The Framingham police department is an organization which combines the maximum of effort with the minimum of results, attempting little and achieving less. Every police officer prolongs his business until they have all become pensionable...

The Framingham police fight crime by eliminating its competition. In general, government despises competition.

Their failure to enforce immigration laws constitutes a dereliction of duty and a systemic failure of government to do its job after we pay our taxes.

It hasn't been tried yet, but they might try hiring police officers who have intelligence and exhibit a sense of decency.

Our monetary loses through the police department ($12 million/year) far exceed the monetary loss through the criminals that steal.

Position # of positions
Chief 1
Deputy chief 3
Captain 1
Lieutenants 13
Sergeants 13
Chief's Assistant 1
Administrative aid 1
Patrol officers 88
Civilian staff 11
Animal control (FT) 2
Animal control (PT) 2
Crossing guards 23
Total (FT) 157
Total (PT) 2

Shift name Time frame
Day shift 0745 - 1610
Evening shift 1610 - 0010
Midnight shift 0010 - 0810

Detail Work (for top 20 police officers who do this)
By Steven B. Carl, Chief of Police, Framingham, MA.
Officer's Name Average
per week
Annual Average
Based on
48 week year
John Vizakis 32 1536
James Harrington 21 1008
Jeffrey Eadie 21 1008
Joseph Besardi 21 1008
Frank Divittorio 20 960
Owen Babineau 20 960
James Antonio 20 960
Alan Dubeshter 18 864
Brian Abt 17 816
James Gavin 17 816
Paul Bridges 16 768
Benedetto Ottaviani 15 720
Benjamin Grigg 14 672
James Green 13 624
James Finn 13 624
Michael Loughman 13 624
Kenneth Blass 13 624
Steven Casey 12 576
Peter Tessicini 12 576

Notes on an interview with Steven Carl on 10/06/2005 at 0900
  • I asked him about turnover and was surprised by his response.  There is almost no turnover at all. Apparently, when a position opens up, he might get 35-40 resumes for it.  Apparently, being a police officer in Framingham is very popular. One has to ask why? High salaries, superb benefits, excellent retirement.
  • No known information on how many officers are or have been in the military.
  • No specific information on how many of the staff actually live in Framingham.
  • A sub-station exists at the intersection of Beaver Park Road and Tarrili Terrace.
  • Arcview is used for Geo-based mapping, tracking incidents by location has enabled the department to quickly identify emerging crime trends, and deploy officers accordingly
  • I asked why officers don't actually do foot patrol and the response was that officers in cruisers can move around faster in cases when multiple events occur.
  • During any week, there are a number of officers that have called in sick, taking vacation or are suspended.  I forgot to ask whether suspended officers are paid.
  • A crime fighting unit is on duty between 1800 and 0200 to help out while our local criminals are most active.
  • The police union recently changed the shifts into rotating eight and a half hour periods for five days, followed by three days off.

    8.5 x 5 = 42.5 hours per week.
    365 / 8 = 45.6 (shift weeks) per year
    45.6 * 42.5 = 1939 hours per year

    I suppose the three days off allow more officers to get paid details. This allows police officers to be the best paid municipal employees.  I neglected to ask whether officers on duty during their shift also do details during that shift such that gun-toting officers who have worked 80-100 hours might be involved in incidents that require good judgement.

Police State encroaching into Framingham?
The seamless integration of the military and law enforcement into a single "Internal Security Force" is the defining characteristic of a fully realized police state. Once this fusion is accomplished, the question becomes not "whether" a police state exists, but rather how acute its institutional violence against the subject population will become.

What'ch you gonna do when they come for you?

Jack booted adrenaline junkies at play.

How many laws can we really have to stop crime, if people are determined in their heart to violate them no matter how many there are or what they say.
The issue of how much money the taxpayers should spend on the war on drugs in Framingham comes up in this article.  How much money should we collectively spend to eliminate one ounce of cocaine, one ounce of marijuana, or one unregistered gun?  $5,000, $10,000, etc.... Where should we draw the line?
Police Chief Steven B. Carl claims that false alarms constitutes 12-15% of the police department's total service calls each year.  When an alarm goes off, police send two cruisers with four officers to investigate.  "You never know if it's a real one or a false one but we have to go", he said.  Town meeting will consider a warrant to allow five free false alarms and then charge a rising scale of fees starting at $50, thereafter.

Civil Forfeitures in Illegal Drug Cases
By Steven B. Carl, Chief of Police, Framingham, MA.

The Framingham Police Department has received $45,120 from state and federal forfeitures. This money is spent only for legitimate law enforcement purposes, in strict accordance with those guidelines established by the United States Department of Justice, as published in

A Guide to Equatable Sharing of Federally Forfeited Property for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

The Department has also received two motor vehicles which are used for undercover investigations. These vehicles are moderately priced used passenger cars.

Log entries
From: David and Kathleen DelPrete (

Dear Sir, did you know that the Town gets a 10% surcharge on the details worked by the Police Dept?  The 10% brings in over $150,000 a year.  This money does not go to the Police Dept.  It goes into the Town slush fund, along with all the other revenue that the Police generate, (parking tickets, license fees, citations etc.)

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