April 23 2019

Officer Brittany Zaccagnini Sworn In as Burlington’s Newest Police Department Member


The Burlington Town Hall Main Hearing Room was full of police officers on Monday night to welcome the newest member to the ranks.

Officer Brittany Zaccagnini was sworn into her new role at Monday’s meeting of the Board of Selectmen at the recommendation of Chief Michael Kent. Officer Zaccagnini is the daughter of Mark and Heather Zaccagnini of Wilmington. She was set to begin a 12-week field training program on Tuesday.

Officer Zaccagnini is a 2013 graduate of Wilmington High School, and a 2017 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she double majored in justice and psychology with a minor in forensics, a release from Chief Kent says. While on campus, she was involved in extracurricular programs that emphasized social justice and philanthropy.

“At this early stage of her career, Officer Zaccagnini has already served as an intern with the Tewksbury Police Department where she learned firsthand about the roles and responsibilities of a police officer, and more recently worked as a special police officer with the Methuen Police Department,” the release states.

She graduated from the Northern Essex Community College Methuen Police Academy in September, following completion of the academy’s rigorous 24-week course. She was also recognized with the academy’s Defensive Tactic Award.

“Officer Zaccagnini brings a unique background and set of skills that will make her an immediate asset for our department,” Chief Kent said. “I want to congratulate her on beginning her full-time law enforcement career, and I’m looking forward to the contributions she will make in the Burlington community.”

Photo: Chief Michael Kent, Officer Brittany Zaccagnini and Deputy Chief Thomas Browne


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