Haverhill now has six new patrol officers on the street.
Mayor James J. Fiorentini congratulated Chery Victoria, Kyle McCann, Bethany Boyle, Shawn O’Brien, Zachary Phair and Christopher Matatall for completing police academy studies and beginning work in uniform.
“It is great to get the new graduates on the street, I congratulate all of them for their hard work at the academy. Public safety is one of my priorities and getting police officers hired, trained and on the street, makes our city a safe place to live and work.”
During the last two years, Fiorentini said, the city added 10 new police officers, bringing the total to the highest number of police officers hired over the last six years. It takes time to recruit, train and swear in new police officers.