Sandulli Grace, PC, congratulates its longtime client, the Massachusetts Coalition of Police, AFL-CIO (“MassCOP”), on its recent appointment as the only police labor representative to a special commission on local police training. Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Legislature passed Chapter 3 of the Resolves of 2008 to establish a special commission. The Commission’s dozen or so members will study the creation of a statewide law enforcement training program and improvement of municipal law enforcement training. Commission members include representatives from the Massachusetts House and Senate Joint Committee on Public Safety, the State Police Colonel, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, and several other entities related to law enforcement. MassCOP, which represents more than 3,200 police officers and police employees in the Commonwealth, was named in Chapter 3 as the only representative of rank-and-file police officers and police unions. MassCOP Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair Kenneth J. Scanzio will serve as MassCOP’s representative to the Commission. Sandulli Grace again congratulates MassCOP and Vice President Scanzio on yet another recognition of their status as leaders in advocating for sworn police officers.