HPD Monthly Update: September 2021

Personnel Highlights

  • During the month of September, all department members reviewed Policy 2.14 “Vehicle Fires.”
  • During the month of September, all department members reviewed the “Domestic Violence Law Enforcement Guidelines 2017.”
  • On September 9, 2020, Detective Christopher Avey reached two (2) years of service with the Holliston Police Department.
  • On September 9th and 10th, Officer Parent and Officer Hulme attended a “Two-Day Advanced Motor Vehicle Law Seminar” at the Foxborough Police Department.
  • On September 9, 2021, Chief Stone and Detective Maguire attended the monthly Jail Diversion Program (JDP) operations meeting at the Sherborn Police Department.
  • On September 10, 2021, Sergeant MacGray attended a half-day training course entitled “Post Promotional Suicide Prevention” at the Grafton Police Department.
  • On September 20, 2021, Chief Stone began a 10-week long “Advanced Employee Law Course” via Zoom.
  • On September 20th and 21st, School Resource Officer Digorgio and School Resource Officer Woods attended a two-day “School Resource Officer Training for Certification” course at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA.
  • On September 20th – 30th, 2021, a nine-day “Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)” training certification course was held at the Holliston Police Department. This course was made possible through a grant awarded by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
  • On September 22nd – 24th, Officer Grace and Officer Ciavarra attended a three-day “Car Seat Technician” course in Hyannis, MA.
  • On September 26, 2020, Crossing Guard Martha Ellis reached sixteen (16) years of service with the Holliston Police Department.
  • On September 21st – 23rd, 2021, Detective Maguire attended a three-day Department of Homeland Security training/certification course entitled “Bombing Prevention Surveillance and Detection” at the Natick Police Department.
  • On September 27, 2021, Office Andrew MacGray was promoted the rank of Sergeant at the Holliston Select Board meeting.
  • On September 30, 2021, Chief Stone, Lieutenant Thompson, Lieutenant Leurini, Sergeant Belson, Sergeant Remkus, Sergeant Hagan, Sergeant MacGray, School Resource Officer Digiorgio, and School Resource Officer Woods joined members of the Holliston Public Schools Administrative Team, and members of the Holliston Fire Department for an annual “Hazards Training” at the Holliston High School.  The morning was spent reviewing of the Incident Command System (ICS) as well as participating in a series of mock group scenarios.
  • During the month of September, Sergeant/K-9 Hagan and K-9 Mattis completed their mandatory 16 hours of in-service training with the Boston Police K-9 Unit.

Community Interaction

  • On September 16, 2020, several members of the Holliston Police Department assisted Holliston Public Schools administration and faculty as students returned to their first day of in-school learning.
  • On September 12, 2021, several members of the police department attended the annual “American Legion 9/11 Award Ceremony” at the Holliston Senior Center.
  • On September 18, 2021, Lieutenant Leurini and several members of the Auxiliary Police participated in the annual “Celebrate Holliston” event.
  • On September 28, 2021, Chief Stone met with Steve Bradford, Commander of the Holliston American Legion, to discuss the upcoming “Veterans Appreciation Breakfast” that will be held at the Holliston Police Department on Tuesday, November 9th at 9:00AM.

Upcoming Events

  • October 11, 2021 – Members of the Holliston Police Department will be assisting the Towns of Hopkinton, Ashland, and Framingham during the running of the 125th Boston Marathon.
  • October 14, 2021 – Our six (6) week Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) begins at the Holliston Police Station. Those who are interesting in attending the academy can register by emailing Sergeant Waugh at waugh@hollistonpolice.com. The CPA will run each Thursday evening from 5:30PM to 8:30PM between October 14th and November 18th.
  • October 2021 – Members of the Holliston Police Department will once again be participating in the “Pink Patch Project” to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Holliston Police Department Pink Patches are available for sale by contacting the police department. All proceeds collected will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
  • October 30, 2021 – The Holliston Police Department will be hosting its annual “Pumpkin on Patrol” event at the police station. This event is open to all residents.
  • November 9, 2021 – The Holliston Police Department will be hosting their 2nd annual “Veterans Appreciation Breakfast” at the police station.
  • November 2020 – The Holliston Police Department will once again be partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserve to collect “Toys for Tots” during the upcoming holiday season.

Chief Matthew Stone

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