Following the terrorist attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001 an increased urgency to formulate a larger and the responding police were met with unbridled resistance to comply and eventually Officers were being attacked physically in the attempt to maintain order and control.
Following the terrorist attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001 an increased urgency to formulate a larger scale consortium of members to improve the capabilities of the MetroStar group and better protect area communities. The hiring of an Administrator, the formulation of a Board of Directors, along with the assignment of "Control Chiefs" were selected to lead the respective components. Our current membership includes members from Norfolk, Plymouth, and Bristol Counties along with the respective Sheriff's Departments as well. Any agency wishing to become a member is required to pay a yearly membership fee of $3,500 and commit a 10% value of their current patrol force. As an example, we require a 3-officer commitment if and agency currently employs 30 patrol personnel.
This figure is based on patrol only and will not reflect superior officers or administrative personnel, although they are not restricted from Metro and are welcome to fulfill leadership and command roles. We currently work in conjunction with efforts involving numerous Local, State and Federal agencies and frequently plan and execute operations alongside Boston Police, FBI, ATF, and the DEA. The majority of operations are consistent with high-risk scenarios involving violent criminals, drug traffickers, and known armed and violent career criminals. The execution of search warrants and arrest warrants in high-risk environments is commonplace and pre-planning along with situational specific training and rehearsals are the standard.