CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:32 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:30 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Nikolin Vangjeli

Committee Members

Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey
Vice Chairperson Sarai Rivera
Councilor Donna M Colorio
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey Councilor Sarai Rivera, who participated remotely
 
Also:Police Chief Steve Sargent Deputy Police Chief Paul Saucier WPD Captain Jeremiah OíRourke Director of Emergency Communications and Management Charles Goodwin Fire Chief Martin Dyer Deputy Fire Chief John Powers Acting Deputy Fire Chief Adam Roche Commissioner of Inspectional Services Christopher Spencer Deputy City Clerk Stephen AJ Pottle, clerk
 
1.

Virtual Attendee Call-In Information

1a.

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 and in order to ensure active, public engagement, the City of Worcester currently allows for both in-person and remote participation at all City Council and Standing Committee meetings. To partake in the meeting, you may attend the meeting in-person within the meeting location, follow the below link to join via Zoom or dial the direct line as indicated.

Public Safety Committee Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93622914564
Public Safety Committee Zoom Phone Number: (929) 205 6099
Public Safety Committee Zoom Access Code: 936 2291 4564

Attachments
2.

Approval of the Minutes

2a.

Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Public Safety hereby approves the minutes of the Public Safety Committee meeting on June 1, 2022.

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

3.

Communications of the City Manager - Emergency Communications/Management

3a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Emergency Management disaster response and recovery procedures. # 9.13A CM October 25, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Director of Emergency Communications and Management, who provided an overview of the item.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey brought forth a Chairmanís Resolution: That the City Council of the City of Worcester does hereby support the Emergency Management disaster response and recovery procedure.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

Chairman's Orders

That the City Council of the City of Worcester does hereby support the Emergency Management disaster response and recovery procedure.

3b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the installation of TRAINFO Railroad Crossing Sensors. # 10.12A CM July 19, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Director of Emergency Communications and Management, who provided an overview of the item.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey recognized Councilor Rivera, who spoke concerning the item.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

3c.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report concerning the recommendations and training relative to the Blue Card system. # 9.11A CM November 30, 2021

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Director of Emergency Communications and Management, who provided an overview of the item.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey recognized Councilor Rivera, who spoke concerning the item.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

4.

Communication of the City Manager - Fire Department

4a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report concerning the Fire Department Strategic Plan. # 10.10A CM April 5, 2022

In Committee May 2, 2022 - Held

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Fire Chief, who provided an overview of the item.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Deputy Fire Chief, who discussed the initiatives outlined in the strategic plan and the progress of each initiative.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey brough forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Fire Chief provide City Council with an update concerning the Fire Department Strategic Plan.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Fire Chief provide City Council with an update concerning the Fire Department Strategic Plan.

5.

Communications of the City Manager - Miscellaneous

5a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report concerning the emergency response protocol when a building is condemned, as a result of natural disaster, fire, or construction. # 9.15A CM November 15, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be held.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

5b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the standard operating procedures (SOP) for the 110 periodic inspections. # 8.15A CM June 14, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

5c.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the initiation of a Community Crisis Response Model. # 10.39A CM July 20, 2021

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be held.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

6.

Communication of the City Manager - Police Department

6a.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept and expend a direct appropriation in the amount of Fifty One Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($51,000.00) from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security for the purchase of equipment and the installation of safety equipment. # 9.38D CM October 25, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Police Chief, who provided an overview of the item.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

6b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the responsibilities and enforcement policies around Lake Quinsigamond. # 10.11A CM July 19, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Deputy Police Chief, who discussed the purchase of a new boat, where the boat will be trained and training provided to the police officers with Police Chief.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

6c.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an overview of the Bureau of Investigative Services. # 10.11B CM July 19, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Deputy Police Chief, who provided an overview of the item.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey recognized the Police Chief, who discussed the change in personnel relative to investigation services and advertisement for open positions at the Police Department.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

6d.

Report of the Committee on Finance Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to training courses at the Worcester Police Department: recommend Communication be placed on file. # 15a CC June 21, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the WPD Captain, who provided an overview of the training courses for Worcester police officers.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey recognized Councilor Rivera, who spoke concerning the item.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

6e.

Transmitting informational communication regarding a final proposal to initiate an Unmanned Aircraft System Program. # 8.11A CM June 14, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

6f.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report concerning an update regarding ShotSpotter Connect and studies related to ShotSpotter Technology. # 20e CC June 7, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Deputy Police Chief, who discussed bringing forth an updated report concerning ShotSpotter Connect.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

6g.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report on training for body worn cameras. # 9.11B CC April 26, 2022

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Police Chief and the Deputy Police Chief, who discussed training for body worn cameras for Worcester police officers.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)