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Pittsfield Police Respond To Early Morning Shooting

The incident was initially reported as a ShotSpotter activation. Upon their arrival, officers discovered a 27 year old Pittsfield man who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

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Pittsfield Councilors Ask for Accountability on Police Grants

Ward 1 Councilor Helen Moon and Councilor at Large Earl Persip III pointed out the need for accountability at last week's council meeting in regard to the city's acceptance of a $233,940 Support and Incentive grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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Pittsfield Police Union Starts Fundraising Campaign

The union is attempting to raise funds to continue to contribute to the community as they have in the past. Although the pandemic has caused financial hardship for some, it also means that charitable giving is as important now as ever.

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Pittsfield Police Chief Says Too Soon Assess Budget Cut Impact

Police Chief Michael Wynn told the Police Advisory and Review Board that it is still too soon to tell how the reduced budget will affect operations.

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Pittsfield Police Had Multiple Cases of COVID-19

The Pittsfield Police Department was hit hard by the novel coronavirus this spring, particularly the command staff.

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Pittsfield Police Advisory Board Reviewing Force Policies

The Police Advisory and Review Board held an emergency meeting Tuesday to go over the the current law enforcement landscape, current policies in the city, and possible changes for the future

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Pittsfield Councilors Start School Resource Officer Conversation

The Committee on Public Health and Safety approved taking up a petition to fill the vacant resource officer position at Reid Middle School and began the conversation about police presence in the schools.

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Pittsfield Public Safety Rolling Out App for Vulnerable Individuals

The app "pings" when someone carrying an identifying Bluetooth beacon gets within 80 feet and it brings up information about the individual that public safety or medical personnel may need in an emergency or other situation.

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Police Advisory Board Advocates For New Police Station

The board members last week discussed their recent tour of the station and were in consensus that something needs to be done about the aging facility.

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Pittsfield Police Add Radio Show to Information, Transparency Efforts

The day after authorities apprehended an escaped inmate after a three-day search, many residents tuned into the radio and heard the voices of the sheriff and officers who made the arrest telling their side of the story. The difference, however, the program was hosted by Police Chief Michael Wynn. It was the first episode of On Patrol with PPD, a brand new show on WTBR, hosted by the Police Department.

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