Michael R. Kent
Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 22, 2019
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Burlington Police Department Welcomes New Officer
BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent is pleased to announce that the Burlington Police Department appointed a new officer this evening.
Officer Brittany Zaccagnini was sworn into her new role at today’s meeting of the Board of Selectmen. Officer Zaccagnini is the daughter of Mark and Heather Zaccagnini of Wilmington. She will begin a 12-week field training program tomorrow, April 23.
Officer Zaccagnini is a 2013 graduate of Wilmington High School, and a 2017 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she double majored in justice and psychology with a minor in forensics. While on campus, she was involved in extracurricular programs that emphasized social justice and philanthropy.
At this early stage of her career, Officer Zaccagnini has already served as an intern with the Tewksbury Police Department — learning firsthand about the roles and responsibilities of a police officer — and more recently worked as a special police officer with the Methuen Police Department.
She graduated from the Northern Essex Community College Methuen Police Academy in September, following completion of the academy’s rigorous 24-week course. She was also recognized with the academy’s Defensive Tactic Award.
“Officer Zaccagnini brings a unique background and set of skills that will make her an immediate asset for our department,” Chief Kent said. “I want to congratulate her on beginning her full-time law enforcement career, and I’m looking forward to the contributions she will make in the Burlington community.”