Massachusetts: Governor Healey and AG Campbell Appoint Reverend Clyde Talley and Deborah Hall to the POST Commission

Boston ~ Today, Governor Maura T. Healey and Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell appointed Reverend Clyde Talley and Deborah Hall to serve on the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission. The POST Commission was established in 2020 to help improve policing and enhance public confidence in law enforcement.

Governor Healey said, "The members of the POST Commission have a critical role to play in building public trust in law enforcement. Over the last three years, the commission has taken important steps to improve public safety, transparency and accountable, and Attorney General Campbell and I are confident that the appointments of Reverend Clyde Talley and Deborah Hall will help build on that progress. They bring unique expertise and a commitment to justice to the commission that will be influential in their efforts to make Massachusetts a safer and more equitable place for us all."

Attorney General Campbell added, "In order to advance transparency and trust in public safety, it's critical we have voices at the table who speak up for justice and accountability. Governor Healey and I are confident Reverend Clyde Talley and Deborah Hall will do just that, and we are thrilled to appoint them to these important roles on the commission."

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Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll also commented on the appointments saying, "Public confidence in our institutions is a vital component in building trust and pride in our communities. The POST Commission plays an essential role in strengthening that trust and I am excited to see what they continue to do with Reverend Talley and Deborah Hall on the team."

The POST Commission is responsible for certifying police officers throughout Massachusetts as well as investigating police misconduct complaints such as improper use of force or biased policing. They also provide training for all peace officers within the Commonwealth.

Reverend Talley is currently Senior Pastor of Belmont A.M.E Zion Church as well as President & CEO of Yes We Care Inc., Governor for Board of Governors for National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE), Governor's Black Empowerment Council, Attorney General's Advisory Council on Racial Justice & Equity, Chief Executive Officer & President of Board of Directors at Early Childhood Centers (ECC) Springfield where he led ECC into building a new 4.5 million-dollar facility; he is an award-winning speaker who has dedicated his career towards working directly with his community.

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Hall is CEO of YWCA Central MA with over 35 years experience working with survivors of domestic violence & addressing intersection between race, gender & community violence; she has served leadership positions for several programs throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Missouri addressing issues such homelessness, violence & substance abuse; prior moving Massachusetts she worked St Louis Circuit Attorney's Office & Jackson County District Attorney's Office Kansas City MO where she oversaw client services Drug Court; she serves boards Worcester Business Improvement District Jane Doe Inc., Worcester Education Collaborative Mass Humanities American Antiquarian Society Central MA Housing CoC Advisory Board; founder Worcester Black History Project; holds BS Political Science African American Studies Washington University St Louis Missouri MS Nonprofit Management Worcester State University

Both Reverend Talley & Hall expressed their gratitude towards Governor Healey & Attorney General Campbell for giving them opportunity join POST Commission; they both look forward continuing work done by commission over past three years strengthen accountability trust law enforcement make Commonwealth safer equitable place everyone live work together peacefully

In conclusion both Reverend Talley & Hall bring unique expertise commitment justice table which will be influential their efforts make Massachusetts safer more equitable place us all live work together peacefully

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