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Attention All Massachusetts Police Officers


If you are a police officer in Massachusetts, we encourage you to subscribe to our Police Defense update and email alerts.

How Much Does It Cost?

The annual membership fee is $250 for a full calendar year and is prorated for those that join after January 1st of each year.

Although the membership fee is subject to change in the future, it is fixed for the calendar year that it covers.

Members cannot and will not be asked to pay increases or surcharges of any sort during the coverage period.

Retired Officer Legal Defense Application

Retired Massachusetts Police Still Working for Police Departments Can Join Legal Defense Fund.

Massachusetts Police Association Legal Defense

Police Misconduct Defense | Wrongful Termination | Workplace Harassment

The Massachusetts Police legal defense fund is designed to provide professional legal representation in the defense of charges brought against any member of the Massachusetts Police Association legal defense fund, by anyone, whether public or private, and whether civil, criminal, or administrative in nature, as long as those charges arise out of an incident that occurred during the coverage period and that is related to the performance of a member’s official duty or authority, regardless of the members officer’s duty status at the time of the incident or at the time legal representation becomes necessary.

RJA has been associated with the Massachusetts Police Association Legal Defense Fund since its inception in 1974. Read recent results.

Massachusetts Police Misconduct Defense Attorneys

The Massachusetts police Legal Defense Fund covers all charges, whether civil, criminal, administrative, or otherwise. It does not matter if the charges are brought by a private individual, by a police department, by a City Council, Board of Selectmen, or Town Manager, or by any federal, state, county, or local board, committee or commission, we can help.

Our attorneys have represented Massachusetts police officers from towns and cities throughout the Commonwealth.

As long as the charges arise out of the conduct of your official duties or authority and the charges arise out of an incident that occurred during your membership you are covered by the Legal Defense Fund.

Massachusetts Police Legal Defense Attorneys

As a police officer in Massachusetts and as member in good standing of the Massachusetts Police Association, you are qualified to join the legal defense fund. With membership you get the professional legal services of attorneys experienced in police misconduct law, including the expenses of litigation, at no additional charge to you beyond your yearly membership fee.

You may download the Massachusetts Police Association Legal Defense Fund application.

If you are a member of the Massachusetts Police Association Legal Defense Fund and in need of an attorney to defend your rights, contact our police defense attorneys for an initial consultation.

We serve police officers throughout Massachusetts, in every County, City, and Town, including the Massachusetts Counties of Middlesex, Suffolk, Worcester, Plymouth, Essex, Norfolk, Bristol, Hampden, Hampshire, Dukes, Nantucket, Franklin, and Berkshire, and the Cities and Towns of Acton, Andover, Ashland, Attleboro, Auburn, Avon, Barnstable, Berlin, Bellingham, Beverly, Billerica, Bolton, Boston, Bourne, Boxford, Boylston, Braintree, Brewster, Bridgewater, Brockton, Cambridge, Canton, Carlisle, Charlton, Chelmsford, Clinton, Cohasset, Concord, Danvers, Dedham, Dorchester, Dover, Dudley, Dracut, Duxbury, Fall River, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Framingham, Franklin, Gardner, Gloucester, Grafton, Harvard, Hingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Hull, Leominster, Littleton, Lowell, Lynn, Mansfield, Maynard, Malden, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Milton, Natick, New Bedford, Needham, Newton, North Grafton, Norwell, Norton, Palmer, Peabody, Plymouth, Princeton, Quincy, Randolph, Salem, Scituate, Sharon, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Stow, Sudbury, Stoughton, Taunton, Upton, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Weymouth, and Wrentham, Massachusetts.

Our attorneys represent members of the Massachusetts Police Association Legal Defense Fund.

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