Legislative Affairs

The Massachusetts Coalition of Police Legislative Team is dedicated to working with our membership to provide the best legislative service available to any public sector union. With a proven track record of success, the legislative team has developed an excellent working relationship with both the legislative and executive branches of government.

Each session, our five-member legislative team, chaired by MCOP First Vice President John E. Nelson, files a number of bills aimed at improving our member’s benefits. Keeping the membership involved and informed is our number one priority. We have been very successful at achieving this goal via the use of social media. Facebook and Twitter have been tools that we have used to our benefit to keep our members informed. We aim to address concerns and issues that face the hard working men and women that protect our communities by working together in advancing our legislation with one voice… the voice of working police officers.

Law Enforcement Issues In The News

April 28, 2021 in Legal Updates, MassCOP Blog, News and Events

NAPO Letter to USA TODAY Opposing Mike Thompson Cartoon

April 27, 2021 Letters to the Editor USA TODAY VIA EMAIL: RE: April 13, 2021 Mike Thompson Editorial Cartoon, “The Game of Life or Death” To the Editor of USA…
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March 12, 2021 in Legal Updates, MassCOP Blog, News and Events

Correspondence from President Hovsepian re: Attorney Joseph G. Sandulli

Dear Members, It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Attorney Joseph G. Sandulli, who lost his courageous battle with cancer earlier this week. For those…
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March 7, 2021 in Legal Updates, MassCOP and Police Reform

New Legislative Session is Underway
Correspondence from John Nelson First Vice President dated March 6 2021

Dear Members: A new legislative session is underway on Beacon Hill and your MassCOP leadership team is already monitoring close to 150 bills and advocating for the interests of our…
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March 5, 2021 in Legal Updates, MassCOP and Police Reform

New Legislative Session Begins
Letter from Legislative Director and First Vice President John E Nelson dated March 4 2021

Dear Members: A new legislative session has begun and there are many bills that could have a profound effect on the Massachusetts Coalition of Police. One bill filed by Representative…
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