ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
Founded in 1980, the COA is a non-profit benevolent organization whose purpose is to foster positive working conditions, goodwill, and communication between our membership, the public, and the Department's administration. As a benevolent association, the COA will be there for you if needed. The COA provides assistance to its members in many forms: funding for collations, training, memorial flowers, plaques, academic scholarships and other worthy causes as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.
It is important to understand that COA is not a union. As a previous President once said, "We don't have a contract; we have contacts." But much like a union, our strength is in our numbers, solidarity, and our unity. Traditionally, the COA has had 99% (and often 100%) of eligible Commissioned Officers represented as members. I urge you to help us keep this solidarity by becoming a member of the Massachusetts State Police Commissioned Officers Association today.
The Executive Board of the State Police Commissioned Officers Association are nine elected members from the membership responsible for the day-to-day activities of the organization. They represent years of collective experience both as members of the MSP COA and of the Massachusetts State Police:
William "Duke" Donoghue
T. Michael Ahern