Michael R. Kent
Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Burlington Police Department Hires Two New Officers
BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent is pleased to announce that the Burlington Police Department has appointed two new full-time officers.
Officer Jillisa Smith and Officer Daniel Main were officially appointed during a ceremony held this evening.
Officer Smith graduated from Framingham State University in 2013 before attending both the Reserve/Intermittent Police Academy in Boylston and later the Worcester Police Academy. She most recently worked as an officer with the UMass Worcester Police Department. Prior to her appointment there, she worked in banking and also assisted in caring for horses at the Emerald Isles Eventing Center in Westborough.
Officer Main graduated with a bachelor’s degree in juvenile justice from Wheelock College in 2011. He was a four-year starter on the Wheelock basketball team and served for two years as a team captain while reaching 1,000 points scored over the course of his career. He then worked as a youth mentor as well as in construction before moving onto the NECC-Methuen Police Academy, where he earned the Outstanding Officer Award for his exceptional overall performance during the program.
He graduated from the academy on Feb. 23.
Starting tomorrow, both officers will begin an in-depth 12-week field training program before being assigned to full-time shifts.
“I want to congratulate Officer Smith and Officer Main and welcome them to the Burlington Police Department,” Chief Kent said. “I have the utmost confidence that their unique backgrounds and experience will be great assets for the department and the community.”