Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Inspectors Association(MMVIA)
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        Inspectors 
      Dick Griffith 
        Bill Furey  
    "Looking Good"
 RMV in South Boston 
during the Busing Motorcades.
 We stopped them !
        A Long Time Ago 
  Do you know any of them?
 This picture is of Inspectors 
   marching a South Boston                  Parade
 Remember that the Registry Police
 "WERE THE BEST"
           Inspectors 
           Herbi Burr  
       George Dooley
        Bill Furey 
        sings the 
 National Anthem 
  at Fenway Park
    Best 
 Looking
 Uniform


        ODSK  VHRN  NZCS 
Inspectors 
Larry Massone  
Vinnie Micale
 on the prowl
All content (c) 2008-2016 MMVIA
   This parking lot
    is now part of
    Nashua Street
The beginning of 
the MERGE ?????
Pictures courtesy
 of Tom McGillvray
    1990 
Chicopee
 Parade
Inspector 
Ron Denault
RMV Meeting--Burlington MA
Training-Training-Training
Do you remember studying these motor vehicle and accident investigation text ?
       Inspector
   Allan Wheeler 
     on the job
Inspector 
Harley Keeler 
inspecting buses
Tom on enforcement
 with Boston Police
Law Enforcement Memorial
         Washington DC
Topsfield Academy 
 This site was started 
       by these two 
       Weights and Dimension Truck Team
            Registry Inspectors 
      Joe Leblanc, Dave Pierce
   James Tzitzon and Kevin Gile
   Who are
these guys ?
   Selective
Enforcement
 Remember these ?
      Inspector 
Howie Lockwood
     IM Team West
Fatal Team Inspector with Van

  IM Team in a 
meeting again
IM Team at the range
The Registry Inspectors history is traced back to June, 1892 to the
 Massachusetts Highway Commission, and their enforcement powers back to the first legislation on April 27, 1902, concerning the proper control of a motor vehicle when approaching any vehicle driven by a horse.
Needham, MA Registry Law Enforcement Meeting 
Compliance Section
    Inspector
 Mal Andrews
 Inspector
 Dick Daly
     Inspectors 
 Ken Daddabbo 
         and
     Ken Skutt
Inspector 
Loming Chan
      Inspectors 
    Gordon Valler 
      Erik Huegel 
          and
  Wayne Cameron
 Inspector 
Mike Short
Another Fatal Team Inspector and Van
 Webmaster
 Two young   Inspectors
Inspector 
Daniel Bono

when enacted this
 federal law required all to be tested for the
new federal license. Pictured here are inspectors testing
in preparation for the task 
    CDL 
Section 
  Patch
In this picture is one of the last Inspectors hired
These guys are up to something !
Inspectors
 Al Quealy, 
Harry Hart 
and 
James Delaney
A plan to consolidate police agenices was first conceived in the 1970's and finally enacted on in 1991 and completed in 1992. 
In the interest of safety, the first two examiners hired in April of 1907, were Fred Austin and Chauncey Hubbell and the last examiners hired graduated from the academy in 1989.
   As of 2007 there are still Former Inspectors continuing their law enforcement careers within the Department of State Police.
 The first  uniform was green in color
Believed 
to be the updated and
second uniform
patch
  The 
  last
badge
The first badge appears on the home page of this site
Inspectors William Furey and 
John O'Donnell
Inspector
Bob Soojian
      Inspector
 Mark Smallwood
.
Various department ID pictures are displayed - more will be added as time goes on
Inspectors 
John Mullay 
and 
Joe Villa
Special 
Inspectors Plate issued to Inspectors at the time of the Merge
Chevrolet Impala
The first state license to operate was issued in July 1903. There were two classifications, one an ordinary license and the other a professional chauffeur's. No testing was required for either license. The only requirement was completion of an application, signed under oath before a Justice of the Peace, certifying that the applicant had driven at least one hundred miles. In addition, two persons of good character were requested to sign the application witnessing the competence of the applicant and verifying his qualifications.
       Inspector 
Dan Raymond
    Inspector
Phil Rombault 
      1959
1959 Road side radar enforcement activity on Rte 9 performed by
Registry Inspectors
Joe Champagne and Frank Marini and two unidentified DPW radar operators

 Recognize these Inspectors ?
Radar Training
 Governor Frank Sargent
 with Inspectors
   Inspector 
Edith Platt
Registry Inspectors up an until the fall of 1929 wore civilian clothing, then ultimatley issued a loden
 green uniform, similar to one displayed below (left and right).

   2nd RMV Class 
at graduation
Inspector
 Mike Brugman
Beat Team
Driver Training
1971
 Inspector
Ken Skutt
      Inspector
 Richard Watson
Inspector 
Tom Hazelton
In August 2007, the Registry of Motor Vehicles hired 55 civilian examiners to perform exams for class D and Motorcycle licenses. These task were the responsibility of the Registry Inspector.
Chevrolet Celebrity
When you eliminate a proud organization and it's officers and realize that mistake, sometimes it is just better to leave it alone !   
                                                                              signed: Name withheld by request
Inspectors at roll call
 readying for assignment
  Inspector
  Kevin Gile
Throughout the years, Inspectors handled many task such as
 licensing, fatal accident investigations, habit and reputations, hearings, selective and holiday enforcement, weights and dimensions, inspection maintenance, school bus safety, professional driving schools, dealer - repair, registration compliance, main headquarters and branch security, commercial driver licensing and many more. As you look at pictures, remember that these Inspectors performed task that many considered a specialty and one that required many hours of studying and training: 

Motor Vehicle Chapter 90 Law Enforcement

Inspector
 James McNair
After a short time on the job, these examiners like us, are being questioned as to why there are so many failures.
 IM Section Headquarters
IM Team West
In 1920 Frank Goodwin was appointed the first Registrar of the newly formed Registry of Motor Vehicles. This occurred as a result of legislation to reorganize state government in 1919.
On october 7, 1956 under Registrar Rudolph F. King, Registry Inspectors were brought under Section 4 of the commonly called Heart Bill. In June of 1960, the uniform was changed to a dark blue coat and light blue pants. The uniform was very distinctive from other police agencies because it displayed two patches, one on each sleeve.
Note the date on
 the MC plate
Inspectors assigned to do inspections during a shut down

   Inspector 
Scotty Flynn
   Inspectors 
Gordon Valler
       and 
 Wainwright 
  Chambers
Inspector Tom Callahan 
  teaching Inspectors
Topsfield range
 qualification
Firearms were issued to Inspectors in the early 1970's
Former Inspector
and Registrar
Bob Panora
  Inspector 
Mike Doyle
 Remember 
these days ?
School Bus anyone ?
Inspector Louise Doyle
Inspector 
Harry Wiley
 Inspector 
   Albert Arsenault
 Inspector Dick Smith
     Inspector 
Domenic DeFeo
    Inspector 
Johnny Parker 
    Inspector
 Peter Clancy
Inspector 
Arthur Rose 
leads the way
2nd RMV Class 
Inspectors Assignment 
         History Card
   Inspector
 Gary Cederquist
Four agency patches
To help with motor vehicle law
enforcement,
a helicopter
 was used
Note - the earlier day shooting postion
 Inspector 
Ed Montague
  Inspector 
Joe Quinn
     Inspector 
James Wallace
     Inspector
 Peter Bartolo
       Inspector
 William Schaefer
Inspector 
Paul Gaffney
       Inspector
 Robert Tremblay
      Inspector
Eddie machlin Jr.
     Inspector
 Loretta Carter
     Inspector 
Robert Falcone
  Inspector 
Leo Dumas
 Woburn
 Registry 
Opening
 Inspector
Phil Dynice
Insp Larry Massone
Inspector 
Nicholas Baggetta
Inspector
 Durval Agcaoili
Inspector
Kirk Lamountain
More changes at the Registry take place. In 2007 school bus inspections previously performed by Registry Inspectors(State Police) were reassigned to civilians.
      Inspector  
George Manseau
    Inspector 
James Hayden
 Inspector 
Daniel Lee
   Inspector 
    James  
  Manning
   Inspector 
      John Harzmovitch
Inspector 
Leon Jackson
   Inspector
 Joe Mellino
    Inspector James Murray
  Inspector      Roland St.Germain
 Inspector Lawrence   Massone
      Inspector 
Charles Keough
    Inspector 
Charles Perry
     Inspector
 Richard Zucco
    Inspector 
Robert Perrier
      Inspector 
Robert Moreschi
     Inspector 
George Sedares
   Inspector 
Roger Soucy
     Inspector Richard Coburn
   Inspector 
Arthur Hickey
    Inspector
 Ann Peabody
    Inspector 
Craig Gurney
     Inspector 
David Tarvares
Inspector Mike Fall
  Inspector        Peter      Johnson
   Inspector Robin Fabry
  Inspector 
David Jung
    Inspector 
Francis Clancy
    Inspector
 John Clifford
Inspector Peter Gardyna
Inspector 
Edward Apalakis
 Inspector
 Arthur Rose
Inspector 
Dave Rubin
Inspector 
Paul Pinto
1980
 Inspector 
Joe Grant
  Inspector
J. Albert Johnson
   Inspector 
Laurence Heller
  Inspector 
Craig Twist
Accident Investigation Team marching in parade; shown here are Inspectors Frank Baranowski, Richard Cochrane, Larry Massone, Robert Ryan and William Sisson
Inspector
Al Corte'
Inspector 
Leon Chiccoine
Inspector
 Ray Jackson
Inspector Richard Rolak
Inspector John Nason
Inspector Robert Love
Roadside Enforcement 
"A thing of the past"
Earlier Rain Gear
Inspectors 
Jim Kelly
and Rick Huegel
  Firearms Qualification
Inspector Dan Turco
 Inspector
 Joan Trecartin
Inspector
 Robert Ulm
Inspector 
Regina Thomas-Thompson
The 2nd RMV 
class President
  Inspector 
Wesley Fries
Those of us remember a Deputy Registrar speaking to an academy class and stating
"You are our best and
 we won't forget you" 
 Inspector Ronald Boswell
Inspector Richard Poore
Inspector 
James Quinn
 Inspector
 David Pulchalski
Inspector 
Sal Lamonica
Inspectors
Thomas Langer
Ray Jackson
Don Maynard
David Tarvares
Inspector 
Alex Naja
Inspector
 David Raymond
Inspector Henot Rivera
Inspector 
John Nutter
  Inspector Robert Ring
 Inspector Dave Pierce
 Inspector Paul Niles
Inspector
Charles Nelson
   Inspector
Frank Crowe
Inspector 
Levio Tommasino
Inspector 
Pat Pica
Inspector
Robert Abruzzese
Inspector 
James Allen
Inspector
 Robert Gove
Chapter 90 Section 29
The registrar shall appoint and 
so it went !
From licensing to registrations and other elements of 
Chapter 90, gaining 
knowledge took time
 The General
A gathering of Inspectors
Inspector
 Rick Huegel
Inspector 
Jim Kelley
Motor Vehicle Safety and Enforcement were key areas that Inspectors concentrated on during 
holidays such as Labor Day  
Inspector 
John Harzmovitch
Guess who these Inspectors are ?
or these two ?
Inspectors assigned to a special enforcement team
Inspector 
James Capozzi
Inspector 
Richard Cochrane
Inspector
 Carol MacDonald
Inspectors often were asked 
Motor Vehicle Law questions by local and state police
Question
Do you remember  what a Class 1 license was ?

Answer
The same as the new CDL A license

Inspector
Dave Malloy
 Inspector 
Gary Gadreault
Inspectors Robert McInnis
and
George Doloff
Command Staff Inspection
Inspector 
Ronald Boswell
Inspector 
Norris Stone
Temporary driver licenses were issued on what color paper ?
Inspector 
Arthur Robinson
      Inspector
 William O'Neill
  Inspector
 Robert Mannix
Inspector Gerald Jette
   Inspector 
George Sateriale
  Inspector 
Peter Didomenica
  Inspector
  Al Ewing
What color paper were Learner Permits issued on?
Answers to what color paper was
used are:

Permits = Green

Licenses = Pink

Current = White
   Inspector
 Dave Eures
  Inspector 
John Grano
       Inspector 
William McElhiney
      Before they 
were computerized
     Inspector
 Gerry Esposito
     Inspector
 James Galvin
Inspectors
Paul Pinto,
 David Tavares and Thomas Langer
at one of the last group meetings
   Inspector Jay McGrath
     Inspector
 Earl McCarthy
Inspector 
Thomas Downs
      Inspector
 Dennis Burgess
     Inspector
 John McGrath
    Inspector 
JJ McCormack
All that is left are the memories
  Inspector 
Harold Opitz
      Inspector 
Robert Kennedy
 Inspectors
  Pat Pica, 
Robert Pillsbury,
   Paul Tumas 


Inspector 
Bruce Hull
Inspector
 Al Lussier
Inspector Carolyn Kardoz
Meeting notices  for MMVIA - See Upcoming Notes Page for more details 
Pictured here with the "General"
 are Registry Inspectors 
Pat Pica, Nick Caruso and 
Jimmie Flynn
  Picture believed to 
be taken at Topsfield
    Inspector 
Todd McGhee
       Inspector
George Jamieson
    Inspector
 Paula Lipkin
  Inspector Neil Maciel
      Inspector 
Roger Frechette
  1979 Swearing in
 with the "General"
       Inspector
Thomas Callahan
Inspector
Joe Casella
    Inspector
Emile Berube
    Inspector 
John R. Blake
      Inspector 
Joseph Bonnette
   Inspector 
Robert Rowe
        Inspector 
Duncan Seabrooks
      Inspector
 William Sgarzi
  Inspector
Robert Lupi
Inspectors 
John Nonchuk(front)
and Charlie Keough(rear) displaying accident listins of Rte 114 date unknown
Law, MA RMV Office Dec 24, 1981 L- R Inspectors 
Sam Incropora, Gordon Little,
John Nochnuk, Oscar Sirois, 
Maurice Martino
and Al Ewing

Inspectors L- R
Charlie Keough
Roger Trafton
Mike Fall
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      Inspector
 Doanld R. Shea
     Inspector
 James O'Neil
     Inspector 
Earl F. Ordway
     Inspector 
Hank Bambrick
     Inspector
 Robert Atkins
       Inspector 
Arthur W. Brown Jr.
     Inspector
 Leed Brennan
       Inspector
Gaetano Cassaro
Inspector 
Frank Adams
Inspector 
Louis Abbondanzio
    Inspector
 John Bianco
     Inspector
Francis H. Foley
       Inspector 
Laurence LaFleche
      Inspector
 David Lambert