The introductions made by Chief Lynch:
Daniel E. Smith = Promotion to Sergeant
Officer Smith has been with the Franklin Police Department for the past 16 years. He is a graduate of the 1997, 4th MPOC Norwood Academy. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Salem State College and received his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College in 1999. He is a certified Emergency Medical Technician,a member of the Franklin Police Honor Guard and is a certified motorcycle instructor. He currently works as a School Resource Officer for the Department.
After a rigorous selection process that included a test,internal and external interview panels, Danny has been selected to serve as the newest Sergeant in the Operations Division. Danny has excellent communication skills,is highly organized and has the ability to lead by example. We expect great things from him during his upcoming assignment.
Danny is married to wife Amy and they have two children; Tim and Hannah.
It gives me great pleasure to recognize Sergeant Daniel Smith.https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczdHJweFg4bVZhRUU
Paul R. Guarino = Promotion to Community Service Officer
Paul is a 12 year veteran of the Franklin Police Department. He graduated from the 44th MPOC, Plymouth Academy in 2004. He holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Massasoit Community College. Paul is a United States Military Veteran having served honorably with the United States Army.
During his time with the Franklin Police Paul has received numerous letters of commendation as well as the Franklin Police Life Saving Award and Honorable Service Award. Paul was the former Police Explorer program coordinator and serves on the departments' Honor Guard. He is a certified Field Training Officer and is currently assigned as the departments Domestic Violence coordinator.
Paul is married to his wife Elise.
Paul has all the necessary skills required to succeed as the newest Community Services Officer. It gives me great pleasure to recognize Paul Guarino as the newest member of the Community Services Division.https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczdXpaV2Zrd1h2U3c
Jonathon Bussey = Promotion to Detective
Jonathon is a lifelong Franklin resident and has been employed by the Franklin Police Department for the past 11years. Jon graduated from the gth MPOC,Weymouth Police Academy in 2005. During the past 11 years Jon was assigned to the departments patrol division. Jon is a certified Field Training Officer, a mountain bike officer and a member of the Franklin Police Honor Guard. Jon has been awarded the departments Life Saving Award and has received numerous letters of commendation and recognition.
Outside of the deportment Jon is a football coach,having coached at Assumption College, Tri-County High School and he currently coaches at Medway High School. Jon has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts. We expect great things from Jon.
Please join me in congratulating him on his well deserved promotion to Detective.https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczOHlKSXpWeGNHVHc
Richard H Grover = Promotion to Detective
Officer Grover is a lifelong Franklin resident. He is a 1995 graduate of the 17th MPOC, Plymouth Academy, and a United sates Navy Veteran, having served honorably with the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm and then with National Guard; 772nd Military Police Unit in Taunton MA. He received an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Massachusetts Bay Community College in 1999 and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science Degree program with Southern New Hampshire University.
Officer Grover has served as President of the Franklin Police Patrol Officers Union and has been instrumental in organizing and planning many community based events; to include the annual Senior Dinner, the Halloween Celebration, our annual toy and clothing drives. He is also a member of the departments Honor Guard and serves as our Veteran liaison Officer. Rick also serves as a certified Accident Reconstructionist.
Rick has two children Bridie and Shea.
After a rigorous selection process; it give me great pleasure to announce that Rick has been selected to serve as a Detective within the Specialized Services Division. We expect great things from him during his upcoming assignment.https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczYmplSURoUWd0eE0
Lieutenant Jim West = Operations Division Commander
Lieutenant James West began his law enforcement career at an early age. During high school he joined the Law Enforcement Explorer Program with the United States Customs Service at Logan Airport in Boston. After high school he joined the U.S. Army Reserves where he graduated as Distinguished Honor Graduate of Infantry Basic Training. After basic training he became a Winthrop Auxiliary Police Officer and he worked as a Boston Special Police Officer. He became a Reserve Officer in Winthrop in 1996 and in 1998 Jim was hired as a full time officer there and went to the 9th MPOC at the Norwood Police Academy.
In 2001 Jim transferred to the Franklin Police Department. Jim was promoted to Sergeant in 2004 and was a patrol sergeant for 12 years until recently becoming Administrative Sergeant for the past six months. During his tenure at the Franklin PD Jim has been a motorcycle officer, firearms and Taser instructor, and was instrumental in starting the honor guard and youth explorer post. Jim is a member of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council where he is a SWAT operator, element leader and search and rescue manager. Jim was in charge of a group of one of the first SWAT teams called to Boston after the Boston Marathon Bombings and to Watertown to assist in the search for the suspect.
Jim is also the lead Staff Instructor at the Boylston Police Academy where he leads a staff of drill instructors who have helped train hundreds of new and veteran officers.
During his career Jim has been awarded many citations and awards including the SWAT Medal of Valor, two Combat Crosses, and the life saving award to name a few.
Jim has an associates degree in criminal justice from Western New England College and he is currently working toward his Bachelor's degree from Southern New Hampshire University.
Jim is married to his wife Lisa and he has two children, Robbie and Krista.
It is my pleasure to introduce our Operations Division Commander, Lieutenant Jim West.