Haverhill Police Recognize Officer Figueroa For Helping Resident Through Crisis

Haverhill Police Officer Milady Figueroa, left, was awarded the Police Department’s Employee Excellence Award for the fourth quarter of 2019. (Courtesy photograph.)

Haverhill Police Officer Milady Figueroa was recently awarded the Department’s Employee Excellence Award for her “professionalism and meritorious service.”

Figueroa was recognized for her actions during the early morning hours of Nov. 3. In a statement, police said, the officer responded to a call for an individual who was undergoing a severe mental health crisis and who had physically damaged several parts of the person’s residence. Figueroa was able to reduce tensions by speaking with the individual, putting the person at ease and calming the situation.

She was able to reason with the individual, who subsequently went to the hospital voluntarily for an evaluation.

Figueroa, who joined the department in 2017, was presented the award for the fourth quarter of 2019. She was also recognized for her “dedication to proactive policing, community outreach and the positive attitude she regularly displays to her fellow officers.”  She is assigned to the Patrol Division on the late-night shift.

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