Thursday, May 2, 2013
Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl outlined the work of the Framingham Police department following the Boston Marathon bombings, the visit by the President and the manhunt in Watertown to Town Meeting members Wednesday night.
Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl outlined the work of the Framingham Police department following the Boston Marathon bombings, the visit by the President and the manhunt in Watertown to Town Meeting members Wednesday night. While he was speaking, members of the SWAT team as well as other members of the department stood behind him, in front of Town Meeting members. When the chief finished delivering his remarks, Town Meeting members gave the officers and SWAT team members a standing ovation. Below are the complete remarks by the Chief: On Monday, April 15, 2013, Patriots Day in Massachusetts, the Boston Marathon, the City of Boston and the people of Massachusetts were attacked when two improvised explosive devices were detonated on …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Framingham residents asked to create personal profiles on the national 9-1-1 system, so first responders can better serve them in an emergency.
The Town of Framingham became the second community in Massachusetts to implement Smart911, a national public safety service. Framingham town officials held a press conference Tuesday to detail how this service gives citizens the opportunity to be proactive about their family’s safety by providing vital details to 9-1-1 prior to an emergency, enabling responders to act more quickly and precisely during a crisis. “We take great pride in providing the best possible public safety services to our residents, businesses and visitors in Framingham,” said Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin. “By embracing this new technology that has already proven successful all across the country, we are giving citizens the power to engage and communicate with …
Friday, April 12, 2013
As the U.S. Senate begins to debate tougher gun safety measures, earlier this week Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl and Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian traveled to Washington D.C. to lend their support.
As the U.S. Senate begins to debate tougher gun safety measures, earlier this week Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl and Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian traveled to Washington D.C. to lend their support. The Sheriff, Chief Carl, along with the Natick Police Chief, listened to the Vice President share his thoughts on the issue during the trip. They also has the opportunity to discuss the proposals with law enforcement executives from around the country. Koutoujian said it was important "to stand alongside Vice President (Joseph) Biden and Attorney General Holder on what is one of the most important issues of the day, and one that impacts the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office greatly." Carl said it was important to make the trip to the…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Middlesex District Attorney, Framingham Police Chief, Framingham High Principal and Superintendent of Schools all urged male high school students to say no to violence against women at a Wednesday morning assembly.
School, police and law enforcement officials all urged Framingham High male students to say no to violence against women during an assembly Wednesday morning. The optional assembly was for male students only. Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone at the end of the assembly asked each student to support the White Ribbon Campaign. Each male high school student, who attended, received a white ribbon pin to wear and made a pledge to never commit violence against a woman. "You are a coward if you put your hands on women," said Leone. The school has joined with the district attorney "to end all violence against women in all forms," said Framingham High Principal Mike Welch. "We can not allow anyone to be a victim," said Framingham Police Chief…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Town Manager Bob Halpin has informed Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl, he intends to re-appoint him for another term through June 30, 2016.
Town Manager Bob Halpin has informed Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl, he intends to re-appointed him for another term through June 30, 2016. Carl's current term ends June 30, 2013. Halpin, in his report to Framingham Selectmen, said he was required to notify the police chief by February whether he intended to re-appoint him to another 3-year term. "Carl is an outstanding leader and manager and has been a consistent and valuable contributor to my senior management team in the time I have been in Framingham," said Halpin in his report to Selectmen. Halpin was hired in 2012 to the position of Town Manager. Carl became only the fifth chief that the department has operated under since 1911, when he was named chief in June 2001. He began his…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Fire Department requested $12.5 million and the Police Department $11.6 million for fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1.
Framingham Police and Framingham Fire both requested additional staff while presenting their budget requests to Selectmen Tuesday night. Police Chief Steven Carl’s 20-slide, 25-minute presentation put forth his reasons why the department needs to add to its roster while his counterpart in the Fire Department, Chief Gary Daugherty, made a case for reinstating four firefighters. Carl requested $11.6 million for fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1. The amount would restore two police officer positions that have been frozen since 2009, add three dispatcher positions to free up police officers, and replace four police cars. The $11,636,810 request to run the police department is $465,686 or 4.2 percent more than the current year. The Fire …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Chief of Police Steven Carl outlined changes to the SWAT policy as a result of the accidental shooting of Eurie Stamps and the recommendations by a citizens panel; including reducing the size of the SWAT team from 18 to a dozen.
More than a year after the accidental shooting death of Eurie Stamps, the Framingham Board of Selectmen took further steps toward resolving issues between the police, the board, and the community Tuesday night. Police Chief Steven Carl outlined new SWAT policies to be implemented as a result of recommendations by the Framingham Citizen's Committee on the Police and the Community. Community leaders and members also spoke at Tuesday night's meeting. Board of Selectmen Chair Jason Smith said, "Our apologies last time were heartfelt and they are today." One of the major issues identified by the incident was the need for better communication with the community in the future. Smith clarified that, in cases of policy or licensing, the Board of …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Middlesex District Attorney stresses the importance of workplace violence prevention at Framingham town administrators and area business leaders meeting.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone was a guest speaker at the Framingham town administrators and area business leaders bi-annual meeting Thursday, where he addressed the importance of workplace violence prevention. The event was held at Cushing Memorial Park for area business leaders with a focus on community and economic development. Also in attendance was Framingham Town Manager Julian Suso, Chair of the Framingham Board of Selectmen Jason Smith, Framingham Planning Board Director Jay Grande and Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl, according to a press release. Leone discussed the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office’s workplace violence prevention program he created in April 2010. The program is available to area businesses …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Framingham Police will use the grant to hire one officer for the department and will fully fund the officer’s salary, equipment, and will also help offset the town’s costs for health care benefits.
Town of Framingham was selected to receive a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security aimed at helping municipalities fund policing activities, programs, purchases, or construction, announced State Sen. Karen Spilka, who represents Framingham. “This grant will not only put another individual back to work, it will also help strengthen the department and support the dedicated work they do to ensure public safety in the community," said Spilka. “This comprehensive effort is designed to engage law enforcement agencies, municipalities, and community-based organizations to work together to reduce violence in our neighborhoods,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Security Mary Beth Heffernan in a press release…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Town Manager Julian Suso and Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl issued a joint statement yesterday upon the release on the independent review of the SWAT shooting in January that resulted in the death of Eurie Stamps.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Joint statement issued on Wednesday, Aug. 31 by Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl and Town Manager Julian Suso: "At 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, the Framingham Police SWAT Team served a search warrant at 26 Fountain St. in Framingham. In a tragic accident, during the service of the search warrant Eurie Stamps was fatally struck by a bullet which was discharged from a SWAT officer’s rifle. Despite immediate intervention by tactical medics, he died at the scene. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office investigated the matter and ruled that the shooting was accidental. The Framingham Police Department conducted an internal affairs investigation and determined that there was no violation of departmental rules, regulations, …