Fitchburg State University Police Program

Fitchburg State University Police Program In 4 +1 years, Police Students receive a Bachelor's degree, a Master's degree and attend an MPTC-authorized full-time municipal police academy.

We are all so proud of this group of graduating seniors! This past academic year, these police students had to not only ...
05/18/2019

We are all so proud of this group of graduating seniors! This past academic year, these police students had to not only prepare for the end of their college career but also for the police academy which included: passing a thorough background investigation including an interview, an extensive state mandated medical exam, a state mandated Physical Abilities Test (PAT), doing two mock Academy PT Assessments, ordering & buying all of their Academy equipment, attending Academy Orientation, passing an MPTC comp exam...all while having a full academic schedule with midterms, tests, projects, papers, presentations and then final exams.

This group did everything that was asked of them...and more. Congratulations to all of you for staying true to your dreams of becoming municipal police officers! You are now 17 weeks away from that. Stay laser focused.

Enjoy your one day off. See you Monday for Day 1.

05/18/2019

2nd ROC Student Officer Madison Medina’s Valedictorian speech at today’s Commencement.

SO Medina, as always, did a phenomenal job. She was grace under pressure and delivered such an important message to the FSU Class of 2019. “Break the mold and be unapologetically you.”

She is now an official Recruit heading to Day 1 of the Academy on Monday. Hope she enjoys her one day off! 😉

Congratulations, SO Medina!

Well-deserved honor for one of our police students! Madison Medina was named this year’s Valedictorian! Maddie is an o...
05/17/2019

Well-deserved honor for one of our police students! Madison Medina was named this year’s Valedictorian!

Maddie is an outstanding student, an exceptional athlete and a committed leader in the Police Program in her position as Squad Leader. She will graduate tomorrow and then enter the 2nd ROC two days later on Monday.

Congratulations on this major accomplishment, Maddie! We’re looking forward to your speech tomorrow and excited to watch you continue your excellence in the Academy!

Never forgotten, Sgt. Chesna.
05/15/2019

Never forgotten, Sgt. Chesna.

We who do not wear badges would like to thank those who do. Thank you. National Police Week May 12-18, 2019.
05/14/2019

We who do not wear badges would like to thank those who do. Thank you. National Police Week May 12-18, 2019.

Academy Director Lisa Lane and Lead Drill Instructor Sgt. Rich Gilchrest met with the newly appointed Police Program Cla...
05/13/2019

Academy Director Lisa Lane and Lead Drill Instructor Sgt. Rich Gilchrest met with the newly appointed Police Program Class Leadership to plan and strategize for Academic Year 2019/2020.

Outgoing Class Leader Matt Beal also attended to help with a smooth transition. We thank Matt once again for his leadership and dedication and we wish him luck as he begins the 2nd ROC on Monday, May 20th.

We would also like to thank the two newly appointed Class Leaders, Will Bento and Perry Ofori, for their dedication and willingness to step up as leaders in this program. They are fortunate to have a great group of Platoon Leaders under them: Aly King (1st Platoon), Evangeline Cakounes (2nd Platoon), Melony Ellis (3rd Platoon) and Cody Normandin (4th Platoon).

In order to be chosen as leaders in the Police Program by Director Lane, students must be in high academic standing with an unblemished conduct record. They must also exemplify the qualities of honor, integrity, discipline and fairness.

These newly appointed student leaders met all of the above criteria. We are excited to work with them over the next year to continue to improve and expand the Police Program.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” ...
05/13/2019

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” and the week in which that date falls as “Police Week”.

Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world are converging on Washington, DC this week to participate in a number of planned events which honor those whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Sadly, Sgt. Ansari was shot and killed in the line of duty last night. Thank you for your service, Sarge.
05/12/2019

Sadly, Sgt. Ansari was shot and killed in the line of duty last night. Thank you for your service, Sarge.

As officers from around the country head to DC National Police Week to honor the fallen, the nation lost another hero.

Savannah Police Department (Georgia) Sergeant Kelvin Ansari was shot and killed last night while conducting a robbery investigation. Sergeant Ansari proudly served his country for twenty years in the United States Army and served the City of Savannah as a police Officer for ten years. RIP Brother, we have it from here . #EOW: 5-11-2019

We pray for a full recovery for the officer who was also shot during the incident. 🙏🏼

05/12/2019
Yarmouth Police Dept.
05/11/2019

Yarmouth Police Dept.

Sgt. Sean M. Gannon's name has been added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial is Washington, DC. Sgt. Gannon's name on the wall is among those over 20,000 Law Enforcement Officers on the wall who have died in the line of duty. His name is on panel 40-W : 31

Boston Police Department (Official)
05/10/2019

Boston Police Department (Official)

Great Work Recognized: Longest Active Detective Receives Number 1 Detective’s Badge

On Thursday, May 9, 2019 Detective Carmen Rodriguez from the Domestic Violence Unit was presented with the Number 1 Detective’s Badge marking her as the first female to be honored as well as the longest tenured active duty detective. Having joined the BPD approximately forty years ago, Detective Rodriguez worked in Area C and Area D as a police officer before eventually receiving the rating of detective in 1985. With over thirty-four years as a detective, Rodriguez has worked on hundreds of cases during multiple assignments throughout the BPD including the Drug Control Unit, Bureau of Neighborhood Services, Area B, Area E, Crimes Against Children, and the Domestic Violence Unit where she has served since 2011.

Detective Rodriguez is the first female detective to receive the number 1 badge, a significant honor bestowed upon her by Commissioner Gross who said “with almost forty years as a member of the BPD, Detective Rodriguez is a dedicated detective who has made a name for herself as a hard worker throughout her illustrious career, and it is my honor to present her with the number 1 detective’s badge. As the first female to be presented with this badge, this distinction could not be awarded to a more capable, charismatic, or courageous woman and I thank you for your continued service.”

Thank you for your service.
05/08/2019

Thank you for your service.

Congratulations to the Fitchburg Police Department for their “Mayor’s Cup” win today!
05/04/2019

Congratulations to the Fitchburg Police Department for their “Mayor’s Cup” win today!

“Pulling 4 Paws” truck pull to benefit the NEADS Program at the Wachusett Brewery. Fitchburg Police defeated Leominster Fire to take the Mayors Cup!!!

This afternoon Academy Director Lisa Lane attended the “Pulling for Paws” charity event to cheer on the NEMLEC Swat/...
05/04/2019

This afternoon Academy Director Lisa Lane attended the “Pulling for Paws” charity event to cheer on the NEMLEC Swat/K-9 Team. This is an annual event which raises money for NEADS World Class Service Dogs based in Princeton.

NEMLEC won 1st Place overall in the competition and 1st Place in the Law Enforcement Division! More importantly though, these police officers raised thousands of dollars to help NEADS buy service dogs for those in need.

Great job today, NEMLEC Swat/K9!

Some of the police students received awards and special recognition at the mandatory monthly student meeting last month....
05/04/2019

Some of the police students received awards and special recognition at the mandatory monthly student meeting last month.

Matthew Beal (2nd ROC) received the Class Leader Recognition Award for his leadership and hard work as this year's Police Program Class Leader. Matt managed all 187 of the police students throughout the academic year while maintaining his own academic excellence and preparing for the 2nd ROC.

Perry Ofori (3rd ROC) received the Academy Director's Award which recognizes a police student who showed vision and initiative in the Police Program by consistently going above and beyond. Perry is an excellent student, an outstanding student athlete, a member of the ROTC, a Resident Assistant (RA) and a Police Program Platoon Leader. He was also promoted to the position of co-Class Leader for the next academic year.

Madison Medina (2nd ROC) was recognized and congratulated by Director Lane and the entire program for being chosen as this year's Class Valedictorian. Maddie is graduating with a 4.0 GPA, is an outstanding student athlete and is also a Police Program Squad Leader.

New Class Leaders were announced as well as new Platoon Leaders since all the current leaders are graduating and headed to the Academy this summer. From right to left in the 4th picture: Academy Director Lisa Lane, Class Leader Will Bento, Class Leader Perry Ofori, 1st Platoon Leader Cody Normandin, 2nd Platoon Leader Aly King, 3rd Platoon Leader Evangeline Cakounes and 4th Platoon Leader Melony Ellis.

And Director Lane and all the police students congratulated the 2nd ROC on their impending graduation and wished them luck as they head to the Academy in a couple of weeks. From left to right in the last picture: Ryan Manganelli, Tyler Brabham, Alaina Socrat, Jayson Urato, Corey Lelievre, Andrew Gower, Adam Hyde, Director Lane, Madison Medina, Jessica Ferreira, Matt Beal, Kyle Masson and Alec Cornish.

A young boy with cystic fibrosis was granted his Make-A-Wish to become a Richmond PD SWAT team member for a day. “I wa...
05/01/2019
Virginia boy joins SWAT team as part of Make-A-Wish opportunity

A young boy with cystic fibrosis was granted his Make-A-Wish to become a Richmond PD SWAT team member for a day. “I want to help catch the bad guys”.

https://whnt.com/2019/04/30/virginia-boy-joins-swat-team-as-part-of-make-a-wish-opportunity/amp/

RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia boy battling a debilitating disease got to live out his dream Sunday. Smiling from ear to ear, Matthew Martinez was sworn in as a member of the Richmond Police Department over the weekend. "He really did walk out of the room as Matthew a kid and came back in as Officer Mar...

04/28/2019
We were so grateful to have Officer Nick Pasquarosa (Yarmouth PD) come out today to speak to the police students at thei...
04/25/2019

We were so grateful to have Officer Nick Pasquarosa (Yarmouth PD) come out today to speak to the police students at their mandatory monthly meeting. He spoke about what his role is as a School Resource Officer in the Dennis-Yarmouth School District and called it “the best job in policing”.

Officer Pasquarosa and Yarmouth PD have been huge supporters of the Police Program since it’s inception. Many of their former Police Explorers are in our program or have been accepted for Fall19. We are so grateful for his support and for his time and expertise today.

Fitchburg State University Housing & Residential Services
04/23/2019

Fitchburg State University Housing & Residential Services

Housing Priority Deadline for New and Transfer Students!

04/23/2019
Such an exciting opportunity for one of our very talented police students. Good luck in the WorldSkills Competition in R...
04/23/2019
Fitchburg autobody tech revved up for international skills competition

Such an exciting opportunity for one of our very talented police students. Good luck in the WorldSkills Competition in Russia this summer, David!

LUNENBURG -- Tinkering with greasy car engines has been a favorite pastime for David "DJ" Fors since a young age, but this fall he'll be taking his knowledge of auto body repair across the world to compete in the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan,

04/21/2019
04/20/2019

We are so proud and very fortunate to have Sgt. Josh Tocci (Lunenburg Police Department) working with our police students and Recruits in his role as an Academy Drill Instructor.

Great work yesterday, Sgt. Tocci and Jerry!

Great work by Sgt. Josh Tocci - who is one of our Police Academy Drill Instructors - and his K9 Jerry. Glad all the chil...
04/20/2019

Great work by Sgt. Josh Tocci - who is one of our Police Academy Drill Instructors - and his K9 Jerry. Glad all the children were found safe and unharmed.

Earlier this evening, Sgt. Tocci and K9 Jerry were dispatched to Devens to assist Massachusetts State Police, the Department of Defense Police, and the Ayer Police, in locating a group of kids who were trapped inside an underground bunker, somewhere in the area of Mirror Lake. Upon arriving, Sgt. Tocci was informed that the kids had gone exploring in the area, entered the underground bunker, and subsequently got trapped inside when the wind blew the door shut. The kids were able to reach their arm far enough out of an air vent to get cell phone reception and call for help. They were reportedly inside for about an hour and a half. Although they were unsure exactly where they were in the woods, the dispatchers at Nashoba Valley Regional Emergency Dispatch were able to get enough information to narrow down the search area. Sgt. Tocci deployed K9 Jerry near their vehicle and tracked across the street, alongside the road, through the woods, and to a buried bunker approximately a half mile from the starting point. Officers from each agency helped to force the door open, freeing the kids from the bunker. Thankfully, they were un-hurt, found quickly, and sent home safe. This positive outcome resulted from good communication, coordination, and teamwork on behalf of all involved.

Academy Director Lisa Lane was invited by Human Services professor Dr. Kori Ryan to speak in her "Abuse and Neglect" cla...
04/17/2019

Academy Director Lisa Lane was invited by Human Services professor Dr. Kori Ryan to speak in her "Abuse and Neglect" class this afternoon. Director Lane spoke to the students about her experiences working as a victim advocate in the criminal justice system.

This is a Human Services class that the police students are required to take as part of their four year undergraduate Criminal Justice Police Program degree. It is important that these police students begin to understand the dynamics of abuse and neglect now - even before they enter the police academy. As future police officers, they will respond to many victims who may be in crisis. This class helps to lay the foundation for them about what a victim may be going through physically, emotionally, mentally and/or financially. It will also help them to understand their role in relation to other criminal justice and community service providers who work with victims.

Thank you, Dr. Ryan for the invitation this afternoon and for the opportunity to collaborate! All the students were so welcoming and so attentive!

04/17/2019
Five Finger Death Punch

Just awesome. Honors all of our First Responders.

We are proud to present our brand new video for “Blue on Black” featuring iconic guest artists Brian May​, Country Rock star Brantley Gilbert​ and legendary Blues rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd​ who originally recorded the song. Proceeds from the song collaboration are being donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation​ in support of First Responders.

04/15/2019
One year ago today, Sgt. Sean Gannon was shot and killed in the line of duty. In honor of Sgt. Gannon, today we want to ...
04/12/2019

One year ago today, Sgt. Sean Gannon was shot and killed in the line of duty. In honor of Sgt. Gannon, today we want to thank all of the police officers who continue to put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities. 💙

04/11/2019

The 2nd ROC working as a unit and showing incredible teamwork already. This is critical for success in the police academy.

The 2nd ROC had a busy day today. This morning they all successfully passed the required Commonwealth HRD Physical Abili...
04/11/2019

The 2nd ROC had a busy day today. This morning they all successfully passed the required Commonwealth HRD Physical Ability Test - known as the PAT. All police recruits are required to pass this physical test in order to be allowed entrance into a full-time municipal police academy.

They then attended their mandatory MPTC Academy Orientation this afternoon. This is where they are given the rules and expectations for the 17 week police academy. As part of this Orientation, they also participate in a mock PT Assessment where they run through the academy standards for sit-ups, push ups and the mile and a half run. They successfully passed all the standards.

Congratulations to the 2nd ROC for all of their success today! Next up for them is Day 1 of their Academy on May 20th. Stay tuned!

Town of Acton, Mass. Police
04/08/2019

Town of Acton, Mass. Police

We have a part time opening for dispatcher. Do you or someone you know have an interest in public safety?

04/07/2019
It was a beautiful day for “Future Falcon Day” here at Fitchburg State University! We welcomed many of the current h...
04/06/2019

It was a beautiful day for “Future Falcon Day” here at Fitchburg State University! We welcomed many of the current high school seniors (and their families) who have been accepted as freshmen into the Police Program for Fall19! 💙

Pictured on the left is Freddy Falcon posing with Police Academy Director Lisa Lane. Photobombing the picture are (from left to right): Sgt. Kevin Marderosian (FSUPD), Student Officer Kyle Colon (4th ROC) and Chief Michael Cloutier (FSUPD).

Pictured on the right are (from left to right): Student Officers Christopher Amato (5th ROC), James Casale (4th ROC) and Taylor Rameau (5th ROC).

These three Student Officers volunteered their time - on a Saturday - to speak to these incoming freshmen and their families about what it’s like to live on an all police student floor in one of the residence halls. Incoming freshmen have the option to live on the third floor of Herlihy Hall which is assigned just for police students. These three students either have lived on this floor or live there now. They are the best representatives to answer student’s and parent’s questions about this unique Residential Learning Community opportunity. We appreciate these police students volunteering their time today and applaud their commitment to the University and to the Police Program! Thank you!

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