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Baker Files Police Officer Certification System Bill
The Baker-Polito Administration filed legislation on Wednesday to create a framework for certifying Massachusetts law enforcement officers, provide accountability, ensure that police departments in and outside Massachusetts have access to candidates’ training and disciplinary records…
Pittsfield City Council Cuts $100K from the Police Budget
In an article posted to iBerkshire.com, last night the Pittsfield City Council voted to cut $100,000 from the Pittsfield Police budget and reallocated $85,000 to fund clinicians and to assist people in distress according to the article.  The motion to shift the funds passed by a vote of 8 to 3.…
Suspects Identified in BHS Computer Theft
The Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau has been investigating a theft of computers from Berkshire Healthcare Systems that occurred several months ago. The computers were new, in-the-box and had no personal information or organizational information from Berkshire Healthcare Systems on them…
Man Arrested After Hours-Long Standoff in Pittsfield
A man in his 20s barricaded himself inside an Eleanor Road home in Pittsfield for several hours Tuesday afternoon before he was taken into custody by members of the Berkshire County Special Response Team.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that police weren’t offering many details...

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