By SCOTT JACKSON
Seven new members of the Quincy Police Department were sworn in Thursday during a ceremony at City Hall.
City Clerk Nicole Crispo administered the oath office to the seven officers – Cian O’Connor, Stephen Graham, Stephen Brown, Felicia Lawless, Nicholas Rolfsen, Brendan McNeil and Krestina Habib – in the Great Hall of the McIntyre Government Center.
Six of the new recruits will begin their training at the Plymouth Police Academy Monday. The officers will train at the academy for 26 weeks and then complete three months of field training with the Quincy Police Department.
Rolfsen, who is joining the Quincy Police Department from the University of Massachusetts Boston Police Department, will begin his training with Quincy police Monday. He will first be trained in the department’s rules and regulations and then dispatch, before undergoing two to three months of field training.
The new hires bring the number of patrol officers in the department to 163, Police Chief Paul Keenan said. No more new hires are anticipated in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.
Eight new Quincy police officers were sworn-in during a City Hall ceremony Friday afternoon as family members and friends looked on.
The eight officers – Timothy Duggan, Matthew Benvie, Kenneth Stanley, Paul Farina, Michael McNeil, Thomas Fox, Colleen White and Kevin Adams – will train for six months at the MBTA Transit Police Academy on Sea Street followed by one or two months of field training. Following Friday’s appointments, the Quincy Police Department now has 163 patrol officers, 30 sergeants, 14 lieutenants and five captains on staff, according to Police Chief Paul Keenan.
Photos below are the new officers with members of their family.
Story, other photos will appear in The Quincy Sun Oct. 19th edition.