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) 2008-2014 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