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Dalton/Hinsdale Police Regionalization Study

A brief history and explanation for the need of this study:

Why Consider a Regional Police Agreement 8.3.22

See the Municipal Resources Inc (MRI) proposal for the Police Regionalization Study:

MRI Proposal for Police Regionalization 6.9.22

The FINAL MRI Police Regionalization Study:

Dalton Hinsdale PD Consolidation Study 10-24-2022

The DRAFT MRI Police Regionalization Study:

Dalton-Hinsdale Report Final Draft 9-12-22

Governor Baker’s 12/31/20 Press Release on enacting the Police Reform bill:

Governor Baker Signs Police Reform Legislation | 

An Act Relative to Justice, Equity and Accountability in Law Enforcement in the Commonwealth:

Session Law – Acts of 2020 Chapter 253 (

Letter from Town of Hinsdale Select Board to Governor Baker regarding Police Reform:

Related Articles & Publications — 

“Small Town Police Departments prep for financial burden of reform bill”:

Daily Hampshire Gazette 11.21.2021

“Small departments feel pinch of training requirement in Police Reform”:

Berkshire Eagle Article 6.12.2021

“Massachusetts Police Reform law gets real”, Boston Globe Editorial:

Globe editorial on Police Reform 6.30.2021

“Small town Police Departments prep for financial burden of Reform Bill”:

Greenfield Recorder Article 11.17.2021

“Here’s what’s in the Massachusetts Police Reform Law”:

WBUR on Police Reform 4.7.2021