Thursday, April 18, 2013
More than 75 attended the event, which was held March 28 in conference space donated by the Bank of Canton.
The following is from the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey: Three Braintree Police Officers and two school officials attended the “Responding to School-Based Violence” conference hosted by Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey and Norfolk Advocates for Children last week. Lisa Fahey, Karen MacAleese and Mary Toomey from the police department and school Health Director Melonie Bennett and Nursing Director Paula Dowd attended the half-day conference. Sessions addressed complex issues including the developmental impact on children who experience bullying, harassment, dating violence and other trauma, and specific strategies for responding to those events at different age levels. Other presentations detailed the services …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Braintree officials are developing a long-term strategy to boost school safety.
Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey is offering Braintree and every town in his district a comprehensive school safety assessment, providing improved planning and security in the event of a violent school incident. “This is very important work, and I want to make it as easy as possible for towns to have it done,” said Morrissey, who last week convened the first meeting of his new Norfolk County School Safety Task Force. The meeting was attended by more than 50 people, including Chief Russell Jenkins and several other area police chiefs, principals, superintendents and elected officials. “We will provide this for whichever school facility the community chooses,” Morrissey said. “Then, local police and the school officials can use that assessment …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The training was provided by Response Options, a Texas-based school safety firm presented the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Program.
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Friday, February 15
Three Braintree Police Department officers and two members of the school department attended two day training on how to save lives in the event of a school shooting, hosted by Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey last week. “The strict lockdown model has become almost a default protocol to any violent intruder incident,” Morrissey said. “But there is a growing conversation nationally whether a more flexible response, including evacuating the building, barricading the doors and other actions, might not save lives. We wanted to bring Norfolk County schools and police into that conversation, so that they can weigh all of the options available to keep their students safe.” The Feb. 5 and 6 training was provided by Response Options, a Texas-based …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Democratic National Convention is being held Sept. 3 through Sept. 6 in Charlotte, NC.
Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey is one of 136 Democratic delegates from Massachussetts that will likely pledge their support to President Barack Obama for the party's nomination next week during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. Braintree Patch asked the DA a few questions ahead of his trip. What conventions have you attended in the past? How do you think those experiences will differ from this year's DNC? I have been to the last four: Chicago, L.A., Boston and Denver. Some of those were nominating conventions. This is the re-nomination of the President of the United States by his party, so it won’t prove to be contentious. Will you be traveling to Charlotte by yourself, or with any friends, family or …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The HERO Campaign, which has a partnership with the Kraft Organization and the Patriots, is dedicated to saving lives on the roads by encouraging people to “Be a HERO, be a designated driver."
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Finish at the 50 road race that ends at midfield at Gillette Stadium July 3 is including the HERO Campaign among the charities it supports this year, according to Norfolk DA Michael W. Morrissey. The 5K, 10K and Kid’s Run are part of an all-day event starting at noon with children’s activities around Patriot Place and the stadium and ending with fireworks at 9 p.m. The Kid’s Run, which also ends at the 50-yard line, begins at 3 p.m.; the adult races start at 6 p.m. “When runners register on line, they can choose from a small list of charities that will benefit from their registration fees,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “I will be there with the parents of Ensign John R. Elliott, for whom the Foundation that drives the HERO …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Norfolk County DA Michael Morrissey gave Braintree a $3,000 matching funds grant check last week.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Eight Norfolk County communities, stretching from Braintree to the Rhode Island border, were awarded school safety grants last fall as part of District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey’s effort to improve the safety of students county-wide. The DA dropped by the Braintree School Committee’s June 11 meeting to hand over the $3,000 matching funds grant check to help buy security cameras for the front and back doors of Braintree High School. “This is all money confiscated from drug dealers and organized crime,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “Now, money that was being used to finance the criminal activities that make our communities less safe and secure is being re-directed to make them more secure.” Last August, the District Attorney wrote …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Morrissey announced the launch of his Bad Check Restitution Program last week as part of the Retail Crime Prevention Seminar he brought to Dedham’s Legacy Place merchants meeting.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey launched a new way for Norfolk County businesses to deal with bad checks this week. “The existing ways of dealing with bounced checks has left a lot of merchants, tradesmen and small businesses frustrated and still out their money,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “This kind of crime is an indirect theft from the honest customers who have to pay higher prices to cover the loss. We wanted to find a good way to deal with bad checks.” District Attorney Morrissey developed the program with five key components: Morrissey invited businesses wanting more information, or to access the program, to visit www.norfolkda.com and follow the link at the center of the page. “The …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
An area student has been the victim of an Internet crime on Facebook, DA Michael Morrissey reported recently.
Parents, educators and local police should be wary of students falling into a Facebook trap by someone who created a fake profile posing as a teenage girl, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said in a letter received by Braintree Public Schools and presented to the School Committee earlier this week. An area student – Morrissey did not specify which town – recently friended someone appearing on Facebook as "Sarah John," whose photo made her appear to be a teenager and who has yet to be identified. "After a few months as a passive friend, this Sarah John initiated conversations that led to the student sharing personal information," Morrissey wrote in the letter. "Sarah John is now trying to extort money from the student and …