Jeffrey D. Nutting, Town Administrator
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Franklin Police Welcome Two New Officers to Department
FRANKLIN — Police Chief Stephan Semerjian is pleased to announce that two officers have graduated from the police academy last week.
Michael Bolze and Michael Colecchi graduated from the 26-week Recruit Officer Course at the Massachusetts Municipal Police Academy’s Randolph campus on Friday, Oct. 30.
Their graduation marks the first time the Franklin Police Department has hired new recruits since 2004, now bringing the department to 45 members. Officers Bolze and Colecchi have begun their 10-week Field Training program and upon completion will be assigned to a shift.
“After months of rigorous training at the academy, we are excited to welcome Officers Bolze and Colecchi to the department,” Chief Semerjian said. “I know they will be a great benefit to the department and to the residents we protect and serve.”
Officer Bolze, 24, formerly served as a special police officer in Cohasset. He is a graduate Hingham High School and a 2012 graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Crime, Law and Justice.
Officer Colecchi, 30, is a four-year veteran from the United States Air Force, from which he was honorably discharged. He hold a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Worcester. Out of 55 graduates from the academy, Officer Colecchi earned the highest GPA and received the Academy Academic Achievement Award.