PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
JUNE 23, 2004
Convened: 5:18 p.m.
Adjourned: 6:50 p.m.
Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Joseph M. Petty
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Juan A. Gomez
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Barbara G. Haller
Also: †††††††††††††††††† Police Chief Gerald J. Vizzo
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Deputy Police Chief Mark S. Roche
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
1.†††††† Request adoption of an Order to file home rule legislation which would allow the City to use ďSpecial Process ServersĒ in lieu of Police Officers in Housing Court enforcement actions.
††††††††† #15C CM September 16, 2003
††††††††† In Committee December 8, 2003 Ė Held
2.†††††† Relative to radar equipment in the future plan for the Police Department.
††††††††† #19A CM March 9, 2004
3.†††††† Relative to funding for Community Policing Patrols.
††††††††† #19B CM March 9, 2004
4.†††††† Relative to calls and violations at 148 & 154 Lovell St.†††††
††††††††† #19A CM March 16, 2004
5.†††††† Relative to Green Island/Vernon Hill Community Policing Patrols.
††††††††† #19A CM April 27, 2004
6.†††††† Relative to Noise Ordinance Ė Parks, Playgrounds, Public Address Systems.
††††††††† #19A CM May 4, 2004
7.†††††† Relative to the issue of panhandling in Worcester.
††††††††† #19B CM May 4, 2004
8.†††††† Relative to addresses at which more than one arrest occurred, April 1, 2003 through March 31, 2004.
††††††††† #19A CM May 18, 2004
9.†††††† Relative to Worcester Police Departmentís Five Year Strategic Plan.
††††††††† #19B CM June 1, 2004
Chairmanís Order request the Police Chief to provide the City Council with an itemization of his departmentís capital needs for the next five years.
Chairmanís Order request the Police Chief to provide the City Council with a copy of the most recent previous strategic plan for the Worcester Police Department.
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager to request the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to inform the City of Worcester of their intentions with regards to a continued presence in Worcester and Central Massachusetts.
Chairmanís Order request the Police Chief to provide the City Council with the job description and goals and objectives for positions within the Worcester Police Department.
Chairmanís Order request the Police Chief to provide the City Council with a copy of the policy regarding hiring practices at the Worcester Police Department.
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager and/or the Police Chief to provide the City Council with a response to the attached communication from Attorney Hector E. Pineiro dated June 14, 2004.
Chairmanís Order request the Police Chief to provide the City Council with a chart outlining the ethnic and gender make-up of the Worcester Police Department.
Chairmanís Order request the Police Chief to provide the City Council with a report concerning what steps the Worcester Police Department has taken to recruit minority officers.
Chairmanís Order request the Police Chief to provide the City Council with a report that shows either by policy or ordinance the institution of an affirmative action policy to ensure that a diverse police force is realized.
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager to provide the City Council with a report detailing the costs that would be incurred in having public meetings that are conducted in the neighborhoods by either live or† delayed broadcasting.
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager obtain from the State Office of Human Resources data from the most recent police officer examination that reveals how many test takers signified their intention to become a member of the Worcester Police Department and the additional data that identifies by race those signifying Worcester as an intended future employer.
1. William Breault, 4 Hathaway Street, Worcester
2. Edith Morgan, 42 Shattuck Street, Worcester
3. Mary Keefe, 10 Oxford Street, Worcester
4. Kevin Ksen, 5 Shawmut Street, Worcester
5. Nanette Davis, 30 Cedar Street, Worcester
6. Fran Manocchio, 22 Havelock Road, Worcester
10.†††† Relative to Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Round VIII.
††††††††† #37 CC December 16, 2003
11.†††† Relative to the composition of the Local Law Enforcement Advisory Committee.
††††††††† #17C CM January 6, 2004
12.†††† Requesting adoption of the Executive Summary and Resolution to file and accept a Bullet Proof Vest Partnership Grant with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Programs and the Massachusetts Office of Public Safety.
††††††††† #17A CM January 27, 2004 Ė For informational purposes only
13.†††† Relative to Worcesterís Weed and Seed Initiative.
††††††††† #17C CM January 27, 2004
14.†††† Relative to funding for the Weed and Seed Program.
††††††††† #17B CM March 9, 2004
15.†††† Relative to 2003 Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Grant Program.
††††††††† #17A CM April 13, 2004
16.†††† Relative to Quarterly report relative to the Homeland Security Grant.
#9A CM December 17, 2002
17.†††† Relative to Homeland Security Grant Money.
††††††††† #17A CM September 30, 2003
††††††††† #127 CC January 6, 2004 Ė For informational purposes only
PUBLIC SAFETY MISCELLANEOUS
19.†††† Relative to Bio-Tech Companies and Terrorism.
#10A CM March 19, 2002
20.†††† Relative to Policies and Procedures for Bio-Terrorism attacks.
#10B CM March 19, 2002
21.†††† Relative to Federal Grant monies to be accessed for use against Bio-terrorism and Emergency Preparedness.
#18J CM April 23, 2002
22.†††† Relative to Hauling of Nuclear Waste through the City of Worcester.
††††††††† #11A CM March 4, 2003
23.†††† Relative to the long range plan for the Department of Emergency Management.
††††††††† #11A CM August 12, 2003
24.†††† Relative to MMRS Drill/Saturday, October 18, 2003
††††††††† #20A CM October 28, 2003
25.†††† Relative to Flu Clinics.
††††††††† #20C CM November 18, 2003
26.†††† Relative to Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) Contract.
#21D CM December 3, 2002
27.†††† Relative to MMRS Program.
††††††††† #20B CM November 18, 2003