June 28 2016

Burlington Police Welcome Two New Members

By: Rich Hosford

The Burlington Police Department welcomed two new members during the Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday. 


Town Administrator John Petrin appointed Officer George D’ Amelio at the meeting. The board also welcomed Officer Lindsay LaPrad who was appointed in January but could not attend the meeting at the time. 


LaPrad graduated from the Municipal Police Training Committee Randolph Academy on June 24. She will begin a 12-week field training on June 28.


Officer LaPrad graduated from Worcester State University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. She also earned an associate’s degree in intelligence operations from Cochise College in 2013.


She currently serves in the Massachusetts Army National Guard as an All Source Intelligence Analyst, and completed Army Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training in Army Intelligence Operations.


Officer D’Amelio comes to the department from the Somerville Police Department where he worked as a patrolman. He graduated from Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical High School and is a licensed electrician. He is currently pursuing an associate’s degree in criminal justice at Middlesex Community College. Officer D’Amelio also previously attended the Massachusetts Transit Police Academy, graduating in 2014


Due to his experience he will begin accelerated field training in late June.


“These new officers bring a vast array of experience and skills to our department,” Chief Kent said. “We are excited to welcome them to the Burlington Police Department, and to watch them continue to develop both personally and professionally.”


During the meeting Petrin also appointed retiring Detective Gary Burdick as a special police officer for the town. 

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