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State mandates training for police, but won’t fund it

If there was any hope to be gleaned from a 2010 report finding that Massachusetts ranked third from the bottom nationwide for funding police training, it was that the report would lead to a remedy.

But nearly three years later, frustrated law enforcement officials around the region say that basic and specialized training, from fingerprinting to dealing with the mentally ill, continue to be underfunded, and next year local departments won’t receive any state money at all.

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