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This was motivated by the letter from SPAM thread.

About 20 years ago when I worked in a small central MA town it seemed MSP and locals (as well as other agencies) seemed do work together a lot better. Particularly on the street level.

Some things I remember,

My town had dispatchers that worked out of their homes so didn't have terminals. Our cruisers had the MSP frequency in it and the MSP dispatchers would run our listings etc. for us.

It was very common for a trooper to show up to back us up on a call or stop and was welcomed not questioned.

With one of the interstates going thru our town I remember it was a pretty common occurrence to get a call from a trooper like....." are you anywhere near exit **?.... Can you pop on eastbound and give me a hand with ......?"

The various "regional task forces" ( I was on a B&E Task force) always had a couple of troopers on them. (not to mention the Sheriff Deputies and the fact that the Sheriff would appoint all the members "criminal deputies" to cover any jurisdictional issues)

Not to mention doing coffee breaks together.

What happened to the good ole days??
 

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I had forgotten about the MDC. The time period I was reffering to was the 80's and I remember now that you mention it that we got along very well with them also.
We had a "good natured" competion most shifts as to who would get to a really good spot to do stationary radar on one of the "state roads" going thru town first. :D

I've also started to wonder if the fact that these were the years when most of the locals in central Ma went to the Framingham Academy run by the State Police had anything to do with the better relationships????
 
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