Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 06/14/2013 07:32:17 AM EDT
Part 1 of a 2-part story
By M.E. Jones, Correspondent
DEVENS — With the current contract to provide police services in Devens set to expire next year, MassDevelopment, in accordance with Chapter 498, state legislation that spells out the structures and procedures by which the agency operates the former military base, recently sent out requests for proposals to eligible entities: the U.S. Department of Defense, the towns of Ayer, Harvard and Shirley, whose historic boundaries cut through Devens and the Mass State Police, which has held the contract for about a decade.
The Harvard Police Department, backed by the selectmen, applied for the job.