July 21 2020

Burlington Police Department Welcomes Four New Members

By: BNEWS

The Burlington Police Department has four new members appointed during Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. 

 

At the recommendation of Chief Micahel Kent and Deputy Chief Thomas Browne, Town Administrator Paul Sagarino appointed Melisa Cadet, Sean McGinn, Aurise Miedico and Stan Savage to the Burlington Police Department on Monday, July 20. An in-person ceremony was not held due to social distancing efforts. The four will start the Lowell Police Academy on July 27.

 

“The Burlington Police Department is excited to work with appointees Cadet, McGinn, Miedico and Savage,” Chief Kent said. “We wish them all the best as they turn their focus to completing the police academy before this next step in their careers.”

 

The police academy is 24 weeks long and consists of more than 900 hours of a combination of practical and classroom training, certifications and service to the community, a release from the department states. Some of the classes include first aid, law, applied patrol procedures, firearms, report writing, active shooter training, specialized driving and self defense. All in-person trainings are done in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

Cadet, of Malden, has served as a 911 dispatcher for the Town of Arlington since 2017 and has worked as a security guard at Securitas Security Services. Cadet spent the summer of 2015 as a police trainee with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and is a certified EMT. She has also received certifications in CPR and first aid. She holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

 

McGinn, of Haverhill, worked as a licensed social worker for the Department of Children and Families where he helped stabilize and re-unify families, as well as worked directly with the juvenile court to monitor the progress of adolescents. McGinn was also an intern for the Detective's Unit at the Salem Police Department in 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Salem State University.

 

Miedico, of North Reading, worked part-time for the Old Orchard Police Department as a reserve police officer from 2018 to 2019. At Norwich University, she was a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society and the Corps of Cadets. Miedico holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in criminology from Norwich University, where she also minored in philosophy.

 

Savage, of Everett, has worked as a court officer for the Chelsea District Court since 2019 and served as the Supervisor of Attendance for the City of Everett and Everett Public Schools for the past five years. Savage also completed a summer internship with the Everett Police Department in 2013 and has received training in CPR, mental health signs and symptoms, suicide prevention, and as a first responder. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the Salem State University.

 

The appointees will also partake in a 10-week field training program after completing the Lowell Police Academy.

 

The four new hires will replace retiring officers. During the search for recruits the Burlington Police Department received 231 applications, including 24 from Burlington residents.


 

 
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