CHELMSFORD — Police Chief James M. Spinney is pleased to announce four new officers joined the Chelmsford Police Department after completing their academy training last week.
On Friday, April 3, Officers Kevin Quinn, Brandon Reedy, Aaron Philaphandeth and Christopher Robinson completed the 25-week intensive and rigorous course at the Transit Academy in Boston. The four were officially sworn in at a ceremony held outside of the Chelmsford Police Station on Monday, April 6.
Officers Quinn and Reedy have degrees in criminal justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Officer Philaphandeth has a degree in criminal justice from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Officer Robinson has a degree in criminology from Framingham State University.
Officers Quinn, Reedy and Robinson are all Chelmsford High School alumni. Officer Philaphandeth is a Lowell High School alumnus.
“We are thrilled to have these four new patrol officers join the department and wish them the best as they embark in this first step of their careers,” Chief Spinney said. “I want to congratulate them on successfully completing the academy, and formally welcome them to the Chelmsford Police Department.”
All officers will enter the Chelmsford Police Department’s 12-week field training program, which pairs each with a veteran officer before they assume their full duty positions as patrol officers. This program will be modified to promote social distancing — keeping at least six feet from others — in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).