HOPKINTON — Chief Joseph Bennett is pleased to announce the hiring of a new police officer at the Hopkinton Police Department.
Officer Kevin Sager has been hired as a full-time police officer with the Hopkinton Police Department and will begin his new role early next week. The Hopkinton Select Board approved his appointment today, May 28.
“We are eager to welcome Kevin back to the community in which he grew up and to the Hopkinton Police family,” Chief Bennett said. “Kevin brings with him substantial experience and training, making him a valuable asset to not only our department but the community as well. I’d like to thank the Select Board for approving his appointment as he will assist our department in upholding the highest standards of policing.”
Prior to his appointment with Hopkinton Police, Officer Sager worked at the South Portland Police Department for 13 years, where he most recently held the rank of sergeant. He is specially trained in emergency response, crime prevention, investigations and supervision.
Officer Sager holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. He also graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program, and is a certified drug recognition expert, field sobriety test administrator and intoxilyzer, and electronic speed measurement instructor.
Officer Sager will undergo a seven-week field training program at the Hopkinton Police Department and will pursue other state certifications and requirements.