65 Delmar Avenue
Framingham, MA 01701
May 5 2019
Framingham Police Department
1 William Welch Way
Framingham, MA 01702
Attn: Steven Trask
This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law
(M. G. L. Chapter 66, Section 10).
your staff will be reading out loud to second graders. The article
points out it should not take a negative or horrific event to meet a
police officer. This seems to imply that if a cop doesn't read to you,
the only way to meet a cop is to have a negative or horrific event in their
lives. Sounds right to me.
I have a few questions about a program that is
clearly not in the purview of the Framingham police department, even
if it is within their ability.
- Will the officer(s) be using a police cruiser to go to McCarthy?
If so, will it be parked illegally? Just examine how your
"school resource officers" park. I do. This shows people
police do not follow the same parking rules as everybody else.
- Is there an accounting cost code allocated to this activity or is this
regardred as normal police work?
Will we able to get an annual cost to the taxpayers?
- Is there a plan to do this at all our elementary schools?
Why just McCarthy?
- After perusing through your new
"Framingham Police Department Assessment" report,
I should ask who gets these assignments?
Have you published any guidelines for your staff on how to get
these cushy job as SROs and second grade readers? Can I get a copy?
- I see this as a blatant attempt to advertise yourselves.
under the guise of relationship building.
I see no reason that this difficult work can't be done by
an unarmed middle school student.
Second graders shouldn't be taking up the valuable time of our
police department. You people are so called professionals and should be doing
that hard police work (whatever that might be).
The "Framingham Police Department Assessment" report states that crime
is falling almost precipitously (see page 7).
As it stands, the Framingham police do not enforce marijuana or
I see this as a way to get a school resource officer in every
elementary school. You already have your crossing guards,
traffic enforcement officers
traffic light button pushing officers
I am simply stating for the public record that I do not believe
that this should even be in the purview of any police department
and this even sounds like an attempt to
metastasize your department.
- Will there be any attempt to balance the view of the Framingham
police depoartment by showing the children any video clips of the
Framingham police swat raid on
Eurie Stamps Sr's house.
Why not bring in officer
Paul Duncan (who is still gainfully employed by FPD)
to talk to the children. Make sure he is armed.
- So you ignore federal immigration law and now you tell us it's important
to waste taxpayers monies so your brave officers can read to second graders?
- Were there any reports submited from the Framingham police
response at the
Crowne Plaza shooting incident
given the heavy response I see in the log files? If so,
may I acquire a copy? I did not see a police report in your log files.
- I'd like to acquire a copy of the police report 1902574 filed by
- I'd like to acquire a copy of the
police report 1902115
associated with the most recent police cruiser crash.
- Last, but not least, I'd like to get a copy of your new contract
given to you by our fine mayor.
Let me know how much you intend to charge me
( by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 508-561-8452 ) for the
privilege of acquiring public information gathered at my expense.
As you are aware, I must be provided with this information within 10 days.
If you cannot comply with my request, please provide an explanation in
writing or email.
Harold J. Wolfe