Groveland Welcomes Two Officers Following Their Graduations from NECC Police Academy

From left, Lt. Heather Riley, Officer Jillian Terry, Officer Lucas Purpora and Chief Jeffrey T Gillen at Terry and Purpora’s graduation ceremony at Northern Essex Community College Police Academy May 3. (Courtesy photograph.)

The Groveland Police Department welcomed two new officers earlier this month following their recent graduation from the Northern Essex Community College Police Academy.

Officers Jillian Terry and Lucas Purpora were welcomed by Groveland Police Chief Jeffrey T. Gillen. The officers are now certified full-time officers under the Municipal Police Training Committee Standards.

“We are pleased to welcome Officer Terry and Officer Purpora to the Groveland Police Department, and I am proud of their hard work at the academy,” said Gillen. “I am excited to watch Officer Terry and Officer Purpora grow in their roles and careers here in Groveland.”

Terry is a Groveland resident and obtained a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla., while Purpora, of Dracut, received a bachelor’s in general management from Bridgewater State University.

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