BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent is pleased to announce the academy graduation of the four newest officers of the Burlington Police Department.
Officers Melisa Cadet, Sean McGinn, Aurise Miedico and Stan Savage graduated from the Lowell Police Academy on Friday, Dec. 11. A socially distanced swearing in ceremony was held for the four on Monday, Dec. 14 at the Burlington Police Station, with family members in attendance. Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s gathering size restrictions, there was no formal graduation ceremony like the ones typically hosted by the academy.
“Congratulations to our four newest officers for completing this rigorous training,” Chief Kent said. “We are excited to have them on board and to begin their field training in the coming weeks. All of us at the Burlington Police Department are wishing all four the best of luck as they take this next step in their careers.”
The police academy is 24 weeks long and consists of more than 900 hours of a combination of practical and classroom training, certifications and service to the community. Some of the classes include first aid, law, applied patrol procedures, firearms, report writing, active shooter training, specialized driving and self defense. All in-person trainings are done in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Cadet, of Malden, has served as a 911 dispatcher for the Town of Arlington since 2017 and has worked as a security guard at Securitas Security Services. Cadet spent the summer of 2015 as a police trainee with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and is a certified EMT. She has also received certifications in CPR and first aid. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
McGinn, of Haverhill, worked as a licensed social worker for the Department of Children and Families where he helped stabilize and re-unify families, as well as worked directly with the juvenile court to monitor the progress of adolescents. McGinn was also an intern for the Detective’s Unit at the Salem Police Department in 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Salem State University.
Miedico, of North Reading, worked part-time for the Old Orchard Police Department as a reserve police officer from 2018 to 2019. At Norwich University, she was a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society and the Corps of Cadets. Miedico holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in criminology from Norwich University, where she also minored in philosophy.
Savage, of Everett, has worked as a court officer for the Chelsea District Court since 2019 and served as the Supervisor of Attendance for the City of Everett and Everett Public Schools for the past five years. Savage also completed a summer internship with the Everett Police Department in 2013 and has received training in CPR, mental health signs and symptoms, suicide prevention, and as a first responder. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the Salem State University.
The four will now complete a 10-week field training program.