CONCORD — Chief Joseph O’Connor is pleased to announce that the Concord Police Department is welcoming a new officer to the department.
Officer Michael Sellards joined the department on Monday, Sept. 19. He grew up in East Boston, and was a standout athlete in high school, playing football and lacrosse.
Officer Sellards earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Fitchburg State University in May, after having made the dean’s list during his studies. He is now working toward a master’s degree in criminal justice at Fitchburg State.
Officer Sellards was chosen as one of four squad leaders before graduation from the Fitchburg State University Police Academy on Sept. 9.
Officer Sellards previously completed an internship with the Lunenburg Police Department. He has also worked for Allied Security at the Prudential Center in Boston, and at construction jobs for Local 22 while in college.
Officer Sellards enjoys Ju Jitsu, working out, and mountain biking in his spare time.
“Officer Sellards has dedicated himself to obtaining the education and training needed to become a police officer, and he repeatedly distinguished himself while making those efforts, both by attaining the dean’s list and by being chosen as a squad leader at the academy,” said Chief O’Connor. “I am pleased to welcome Michael to our department and to introduce him to our Concord community.”