Officers Joseph Fimiani, Joseph Hachey-Magliozzi, Shannon Hickey, Brian Koslowsky, Shailesh Shah and Rachel Venuti graduated as part of the fourth class of the Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy on Saturday, June 25. They were sworn in by Town Clerk Juli Brazile on Tuesday, June 28.
“We are pleased to welcome Officers Fimiani, Hachey-Magliozzi, Hickey, Koslowsky, Shah and Venuti and congratulate them on their graduation from the Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy,” Chief Flaherty said. “The Academy is a comprehensive training process that includes skills-based training as well as community-centered experiences that helps prepare new offers for all aspects of police work. I am confident that these officers will be assets to our department and serve the community with excellence.”
Officer Fimiani holds a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College in organizational communication with a minor in political science, and is a graduate of Arlington High School. Officer Fimiani also received a special recognition award in Emergency Vehicle Operator Course testing from the academy.
Officer Hachey-Magliozzi is working toward a degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and is a graduate of Arlington High School.
Officer Hickey holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Arlington High School.
Officer Koslowsky holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in sociology from Merrimack College. He previously worked as a dispatcher for the department and is a graduate of Arlington High School.
Officer Shah immigrated to the U.S. from Nepal and is multilingual. He was previously employed by the town in a different role.
Officer Venuti has a bachelor’s degree from Salve Regina University in the administration of justice and is working toward her master’s degree in homeland security, also from Salve Regina University.
Each officer will now be paired with a field training officer to complete 12 weeks of field training. They will be familiarized with APD policies and procedures and will be observed and evaluated by their field training officer throughout the 12-week program.
In addition to traditional skills-based training, the Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy helps recruits practice listening to and talking with community members, which is centered on the idea that policing is a “people business” and their interpersonal skills can greatly influence their success and impact as an officer. A key part of the training is experiential learning during which officers engage in scenario-based activities and community outreach. The Academy, which is Massachusetts Police Training Council (MPTC) certified, was piloted in 2019.