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Pittsfield Police Advisory Board Talks 'Approval' of Policies

Her suggestions which Pagnotta approved include preceding motions with "after reviewing and offering advice, the PARB moves to support the PPD's adoption of said policy" and motioning to support the department's implementation of a proposed policy.

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Pittsfield Advisory Review Board Approves Transgender Policy

The purpose of this policy and procedure statement is to establish guidelines for the appropriate conduct of interactions with transgender individuals who come into contact with and/or require the services of the Pittsfield Police Department.

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PARB Awaiting State Guidance To Inform Use Of Force Policy Changes

The board voted last week to issue a statement that essentially mirrored current policy that states maneuvers designed to reduce blood or airflow are not authorized or trained by the department.

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Pittsfield Police Advisory Panel Mulls Vascular Restraint Limits

The Police Advisory and Review Board does not plan to eliminate the use of vascular restraint but is considering classifying it to limit its implementation.

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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 Advisory Review Board to Discuss Eliminating Chokeholds

The Police Advisory Review Board will discuss possibly eliminating chokeholds at its next scheduled meeting.

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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 Police to Reissue Rules And Regulations

Police Chief Michael Wynn discussed two cases with the Police Advisory and Review Board on Tuesday that have prompted it to reissue rules and regulations across the board.

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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 Advisory Board Learns High-Speed Pursuit Policy

When two men came whipping into the city with police on their tail in March, residents didn't see Pittsfield Police officers hanging out the window shooting their guns off trying to blow out the tires. That only happens in movies. In fact, residents didn't see Pittsfield Police on the suspect's tail at all. Chief Michael Wynn told his officers not to because the policy of the department is that if a pursuit comes into the city from another jurisdiction, Pittsfield officers don't join unless t

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