Holliston Police Department Update – February and March 2022

Personnel Highlights:

  • During the month of February, all department members reviewed Policy 2.05; “Domestic Violence,” 4.01; “Internal Affairs,” 4.02; “Disciplinary Procedures,” 4.13; “Biased Based Profiling,” 4.16; “Records Management,” 4.19; “Training and Career Development,” 7.13; “Special Operations,” 3.08; “Social Media,” and 4.17; “Harassment.”
  • During the month of March, all sworn officers completed their in-service training in two required topics; “Human Trafficking” and “Cultural Competency.”
  • During the month of February and March, Chief Stone attended a self-paced virtual training course entitled “SAFLEO Executive Leadership” sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
  • On February 28th & March 1st, Detective Maguire attended a two-day online training course entitled “Motivational Interviewing.”
  • On March 3rd, Officer Palencia attended an online training course for our agencies “Cop Link” database.
  • On March 5, 2022, Officer Coakley attended a one-day online “Missing Persons” course.
  • On March 7, 2022, Sergeant Waugh attended a one-day online “Missing Persons” course.
  • On March 7-8th, 2022, School Resource Officer Woods attended a two-day “NASRO Adolescent Mental Health” course at the Yarmouth Police Department.
  • On March 7th, 2022, Detective Maguire, Dispatcher Lodola, and Per-Diem Dispatcher Masiello attended a one-day course entitled “Unpacking Our Implicit Bias” at the New England State Police Identification Network (NESPIN) headquarters in Franklin, MA.
  • On March 8, 2022, Lieutenant Thompson attended a one-day training course entitled “Essential Interpersonal Communication Skills and Leadership” in Grafton, MA.
  • On March 8, 2022, Lieutenant Leurini attended the monthly “Safe Routes to School (SRTS)” meeting via Zoom.
  • On March 9, 2022, Chief Stone attended a meeting with the Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC).
  • On March 9, 2022, Officer Ciavarra attended a one-day online “Missing Persons” course.
  • On March 10, 2022, Lieutenant Thompson, Lieutenant Leurini, and Administrative Assistant Kelly O’Rourke attended a one-day “Police Budget Training Seminar” course at the Foxborough Police Department.
  • On March 12, 2022, Dispatcher Lodola attended a one-day online “Missing Persons” course.
  • On March 15, 2022, Chief Stone, Lieutenant Thompson, and Lieutenant Leurini presented the police department’s FY23 budget request to the Holliston Finance Committee via Zoom.
  • On March 15, 2002, a staff meeting was held with Chief Stone, Lieutenant Thompson, Lieutenant Leurini, Sergeant Waugh, Sergeant Belson, Sergeant Remkus, Sergeant Hagan, and Sergeant Macgray in the John Johnson training room. The staff meeting was followed by an introductory meeting regarding the department’s Strategic Planning initiative with consultant John Ostman of Ostman Business Strategy.
  • On March 16, 2022, Officer Parent attended a one-day “Entry Level Fitness Coordinator Course” at the Reading Police Academy.
  • On March 21, 2022, Student Officer David Craig attended the academy orientation for the 72nd ROC at the Plymouth Police Academy.
  • On March 21st – 23rd, 2022, Lieutenant Leurini assisted the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) with an assessment of the Stoughton Police Department.
  • On March 28th – April 1st, Sergeants Waugh and Remkus attended a five-day “FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute” course in Southbridge, MA.
  • On March 28, 2022, Chief Stone attended a Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association – School Safety Committee meeting.
  • On March 28, 2022, Student Officer David Craig was introduced to the community and appointed as Holliston’s newest police officer by the Holliston Select Board. Mr. Craig begins his academy training at the Plymouth Police Academy on April 4, 2022.
  • On March 29th – 31st, 2022, Lieutenant Thompson attended the annual three-day “Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission” training conference in Falmouth, MA.
  • On March 30th, 2022, Officers Parent and Palencia attended a one-day training course entitled “You Can’t Lie to Me” at the Bank of Canton Training Facility.
  • During the month of March, 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 Relations:

  • On March 17, 2022, Chief Stone and Detective Maguire attended the parole board hearing in Natick, MA in opposition of Inmate Kenneth Seguin’s release from prison.
  • On March 26, 2022, Lieutenant Leurini, Officers Woods, Officer Coakley, and Officer Parent participated in a “Bicycle Rodeo” community event at the Placentino Elementary School.
  • On March 29, 2022, Chief Stone, Officer Woods, Officer Palencia, and Officer Keefe attended the parole board hearing in Natick, MA in opposition of Inmate Rolando Jimenez’ release from prison. Inmate Jimenez is responsible for the murder of Holliston Police Officer John Johnson on August 13, 1981.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 10th – 16th – National Public Safety Telecommunicators Appreciation Week – The Holliston Police Department will take time throughout the week to celebrate and thank our dispatchers who dedicate their lives to serving the public. We would like to make everyone aware of their hard work and dedication to our profession and express our sincerest appreciation for their vital contributions to public safety.
  • Monday, April 18th – Several members of the department will be assisting the communities of Hopkinton and Ashland during the 126th running of the Boston Marathon.
  • Saturday, April 30th – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – members of the Holliston Police Department will be available at the police station to collect and properly dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. Please note that liquids and syringes will not be accepted.
  • Wednesday, May 4th – The Holliston Police Department will be partnering with Massachusetts “Safe Routes to School” and hosting a “Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day.” Elementary and middle school students are encouraged to walk to school with a police officer. The walk will begin at the Holliston Police Department.
  • Summer 2022 – Dates for our annual “Junior Police Academy” will be released soon. Students entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are encouraged to sign up for this free week-long experience.

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Chief Matthew Stone