Chief Michael P Murphy
150 Park St.
North Reading, MA 01864
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
North Reading Police Department Announces Promotions
NORTH READING — Chief Michael P Murphy reports that the North Reading Police Department promoted three officers this month.
Kevin Donle was appointed to Permanent Sergeant. Kevin was appointed as a Reserve Officer in 1999. He was appointed as a full-time officer in 2002. He became North Reading’s first full-time School Resource Officer in 2013 and was then promoted to Detective in 2014.
Sgt. Donle was previously a case manager for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and a police officer for Northeastern University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Fitchburg State College and will receive a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University this October.
Scott Tilton was promoted to full time Detective. Scott has served as a police officer with the North Reading Department since 1989 and was appointed to Safety Officer in 1994.
Detective Tilton is also a member of the Massachusetts Juvenile Police Officers Association and is a National RADAR/LIDAR instructor. Scott became a Rifle Team member in 2006, joined the motorcycle unit in 2008 and received the Officer of the Year Award in 2009. Since October of 2014, Scott had served as the School Resource Officer. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from The University of Massachusetts Lowell, as well as an Associate’s Degree from Western New England College.
Sean O’Leary was promoted to Detective/School Resource Officer. Sean has been with the North Reading Department for 17 years, most recently working as a patrolman. He served four years as a U.S Army Ranger, 10 years on the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council’s S.W.A.T. Team, and has worked with the Municipal Police Training Committee as a Firearms Instructor.
In 2006, Detective O’Leary received the George L. Hanna Memorial Award for Bravery and earned the Boston Marathon Bombings Response Award after the 2013 attack. Sean holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College.
“These three officers have completed impeccable work over the years and the knowledge, skills, and experience they’ve acquired will be vital for the their new roles,” Chief Murphy said. “I offer sincere congratulations to Sgt. Donle, Detective Tilton and Detective O’Leary. They represent the finest values of law enforcement, and the North Reading Police Department is well-served with them in leadership roles.”