555 CMR 8.03 - Definitions

(1) 555 CMR 8.00 incorporates all definitions set forth in 555 CMR 2.02: Definitions, except those definitions of terms that are defined in 555 CMR 8.03(2).
(2) For the purposes of 555 CMR 8.00, the following terms have the following meanings, unless the context requires otherwise:

Agency. An "agency" as defined in M.G.L. c. 30A, § 1.

Certification. Certification or recertification of a law enforcement officer pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, §§ 3(a) and 4, regardless of whether it is conditioned, limited, restricted, or suspended.

Commission. The Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission established pursuant to M.G.L c. 6E, § 2 as an agency, including its Commissioners and its staff.

Complaint. A complaint that must be reported to the Commission pursuant to 555 CMR 1.01(1): Transmittal of Complaint by Agency to Commission.

Compulsory Legal Process. A demand that is issued by or through a federal or state court or party to litigation, including any demand made by summons, subpoena, discovery request, or judicial order.

Deadly Force. "Deadly force" as that term is defined in M.G.L. c. 6E, § 1.

Decertification. A revocation of certification made by the Commission pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, § 10, an action distinct from a denial, a nonrenewal, or an expiration of certification.

Division of Police Certification. The Division of Police Certification of the Commission established pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, § 4(a)(1).

Division of Police Standards. The Division of Police Standards of the Commission established pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, § 8(a).

Executive Director. The Executive Director of the Commission appointed pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6E, § 2(g) or that person's designee for relevant purposes.

Law Enforcement Agency. A "law enforcement agency" as that term is defined in M.G.L. c. 6E, § 1.

MPTC. The Municipal Police Training Committee established within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6, § 116.

Officer. A "law enforcement officer" as that term is defined in M.G.L. c. 6E, § 1.

Personal Data. "Personal data" as that term is defined in M.G.L. c. 66A, § 1.

RAO. The Commission Records Access Officer designated pursuant to M.G.L. c. 66 and 950 CMR 32.00: Public Records Access, or that person's designee for relevant purposes.

Record, Information, and Data. Any form of record, document, written material, or data, regardless of whether it constitutes a "public record" as that term is defined in M.G.L. c. 4, § 7, cl. 26 or "personal data" as that term is defined in M.G.L. c. 66A.

Records Request. A request for Commission records made pursuant to, and in conformance with, M.G.L. c. 66, § 10.

Untruthful. "Untruthful" as that term is defined in M.G.L. c. 6E, § 1.

Vote of the Commissioners. A vote sufficient to satisfy the requirements of M.G.L. c. 6E, § 2(e).

Notes

555 CMR 8.03
Adopted by Mass Register Issue 1493, eff. 4/14/2023.

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