Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Monday, June 8, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Contact: Jessica Sacco
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Police Welcome Two New Officers to the Department
BURLINGTON — Police Chief Michael Kent is pleased to announce two full-time police officers will join the Burlington Police Department later this month.
Chief Kent will officially appoint Gregory Gough and Patrick Lyons, each Burlington residents, on June 8.
“We are pleased to welcome officer Gough and officer Lyons to the Burlington Police Department,” Chief Kent said. “I know their training and experience in the field will be greatly beneficial to this police force. We look forward to increasing our manpower to add to the quality of service we provide residents every day.”
Officer Gough comes to the department from the Farmington Police Department in New Hampshire, where he worked as a patrolman since 2012. He is the son of Michael and Donna Gough, of Burlington. He graduated from the MBTA Transit Police Academy and completed the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council course. Gough also holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology from Curry College.
Since September 2014, Officer Lyons worked at the Boston University Police Department. The year prior, he was a patrolman at the Laconia Police Department in New Hampshire. He is the son of Thomas and Maureen Lyons, of Burlington. Lyons earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Westfield State University. He also completed the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council Academy.