The Quincy Police Patrol Officers’ Association
was originally established as the Quincy Police Betterment Association,
under the leadership of Officers Carmine DiRamio and Lawrence
Kelly. The Betterment Association was founded in 1968, in response
to unreasonable practices of the City, who, among other things,
demanded that Quincy Police Officers attend court, on their own
time, without compensation.
During the time of the picket pictured above, the Mayor of Quincy
was James McIntyre, who also held the position of State Senator,
at the same time as being Mayor. That is the reason the picketing
officers called him on voting for pay raises for the MDC, state,
and capitol police forces.
The Quincy Police Betterment Association changed their name
to the Quincy Police Patrol Officers’ Association in the
1980’s. It continues to be the sole bargaining agent for
the Patrol Officers of the Quincy Police Department.