Note: I sent this letter to the Cohasset Board of Selectmen and acting Police Chef Bill Quigley on Sept. 9.
– Tanna Kasperowicz
If you Google Cohasset Police, Facebook you get William Quigley’s Cohasset police FB Page.
All contacts on the page lead back to the Cohasset Police Department, and yet it is a private page being operated by the Acting Police Chief.
Bill Quigley’s name is greyed out in the upper left hand corner leading one to believe it’s not a live link. But it is. And when you happened to double click Quigley’s name you read the following:
William Quigley’s Cohasset Police FB Page
The mission of the Cohasset Police Department is to ensure a safe environment within the town, reduce crime, and to enhance the overall quality of life for visitors and citizens alike. We strive to meet these ends through community policing and by following a set of core values that reflect the finest nature of policing, which are: Excellence, Honor, Respect, Accountability, and Teamwork.
William Quigley’s Facebook Page of the Cohasset, Massachusetts Police Department. All photos, logos, and insignias are COPYRIGHT PROTECTED and may not be used without express permission from Acting Chief of Police William Quigley, the creator/owner of this page. This page is PRIVATELY owned by William Quigley and not the property of the Town of Cohasset.
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Lots of people like this page, including me. But how is it that Bill Quigley gets to copyright the material on this page, much of which may be obtained via his association with the department…like he’s acting chief?
Either it’s a private site or it’s a public site. What do selectmen think it is?
If it’s a private site, does the Cohasset Police Logo belong there?
Should Bill Burnet be advertising all his triathlons on the site? Now it’s getting political with petitions for Quigley’s appointment, etc.. including a reprint of wicked local editorials saying Quigley should be made chief.
Thanks for your attention to this matter — not the biggest thing on your plates but I think it needs looking into.