For Immediate Release
August 05, 2002
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Due to the recent incidents of women being assaulted in the North End and Brighton neighborhoods, the Boston Police Department has had a number of inquiries from women regarding the procedure for obtaining a permit to carry mace or pepper spray. To accommodate the residents of these areas, a special opportunity to apply for a license will be offered with night and weekend hours.
The Department does not advocate for or against citizens carrying mace or pepper spray, but reminds those considering it of three points:
- they need the necessary license
- to following the manufacturers instructions of how to properly use and care for the chemical spray
- and to be conscious that it could potentially be used against them.
Registrations will be taken at District 1-(40 New Sudbury Street, Downtown): Thursday, August 8, 2002 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm Saturday August 17, 2002 from 10:00 to 2:00pm
Registrations will be taken at District 14-(301 Washington Street, Brighton): Saturday, August 10, 2002 from 10:00am to 2:00pm Wednesday, August 14, 2002 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Everyone who registers for the card will be fingerprinted and photographed.
Please refer the public looking for more information about the application process go to www.cityofboston.gov/police/mace.as p