Friday, June 1, 2012
The director of the Jimmy Fund thanks the Northborough Chief for a successful event.
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Friday, June 1, 2012
Submitted by Nancy Rowe, director, Jimmy Fund Golf Jimmy Fund Golf extends its sincerest thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Ralph Lepore Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament held on May 11 at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough. Special recognition and appreciation goes to Chief Mark Leahy and the committee that organized the 24th annual event. The dedicated sponsors, participants and volunteers helped raise critical funds in memory of Ralph Lepore to support lifesaving cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Ralph Lepore Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament was one of the many golf tournaments that will be held in 2012 to raise funds …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
It's no easy task, and the Northborough Police Department is proud of its recent achievement.
Some information courtesy of Northborough Police Department In 2003, the Northborough Police Department became the eighth police department in the Commonwealth to achieve the state accreditation status. As Northborough Police Chief Mark Leahy says, it's no easy thing to do, and it doesn't get easier to achieve it year after year. On Jan. 26, the Northborough Police Department was awarded its’ fourth Accreditation Award from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, and visited the Board of Selectmen meeting last week to talk about the accomplishment. "I’m blessed to have a great staff," said Leahy, who visited the board along with four members of his staff. "I just get to steer the ship but they are the ones who make it move." The…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Justice Police Institute recently issued a report that school arrests are on the rise, and for seemingly routine offenses.
According to a report by the Justice Police Institute, in-school police are arresting students at an "alarming rate." "Kids are being arrested in schools for everything from playground skirmishes to talking back to teachers," said the report. JPI links the high number of school arrests to the increasing presence of police officers in public schools since the 1990s and the increasingly common practice of schools’ turning over responsibility of routine school discipline matters to police. “Massachusetts mirrors the national picture, unfortunately,” said Lael Chester, executive director of the Boston-based Citizens for Juvenile Justice. “Our research backs up what JPI found: If you put more cops in schools, more kids get arrested. We shouldn…
Monday, July 18, 2011
Ryan Caneen is the newest member of the Northborough Police Department's squad.
As Northborough Patch reported in Things You Missed at the Board Meeting last week, Ryan Caneen has been hired as a patrolman to join the Northborough Police Department. Filling a vacancy on the force, Caneen starts his duty on Monday, July 18. Undergoing a rigorous interview process with Chief Mark Leahy, Caneen earned the position over several other applicants. Caneen began his law enforcement career as a campus officer at Framingham State University, served concurrently as a reserve officer for Southborough Police, and was most recently a university police officer at UMass Worcester Hospital/Medical School. "He displayed considerable knowledge and poise throughout the selection process," said Chief Leahy, "and impressed us with …