Blake Poore

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Service Record

Lenox Massachusetts Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2022[1] - July 25, 2023.[2]
Salary $75,235 (2022)[3]
Last Known Status Resigned[2]

Poore switched careers after resigning.[4]

Incident Reports

2023 Drug Use

On July 22, 2023, Poore told a colleague that he took LSD about two hours before his shift and claimed that "LSD and magic mushrooms are beneficial to police officers and that they do not affect decision-making or judgment".[2]

Response Timeline

On July 25, 2023, Poore resigned.[2]

On September 7, 2023, the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission suspended Poore's certification due to "credible information" that he had used LSD, which "demonstrated disregard for his own safety and that of others".[2][5]

On May 22, 2024, The POST Commission revoked Poore's certification, finding him "not fit for duty as an officer, is dangerous to the public, and has engaged in a pattern of unprofessional police conduct that may escalate".[2][6]

LEO Ratings


  1. Annual Town Report, Town of Lennox, 2022
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Will Katcher, Mass. officer accused of using LSD on duty and 3 others decertified by state watchdog, Mass Live, 2024-06-12
  3. Blake Aaron Poore, Town of Lenox, govSalaries
  4. Blake Poore, LinkedIn
  5. Suspension Order, Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission
  6. Final Decision, Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission

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