Somerville Police Department
220 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(In Union Square)
East Substation: 81 Broadway
West Substation: 1114 Broadway

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BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY FOR MARCH, 2015

SOMERVILLE POLICE

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AWARD

is presented for outstanding dedication and effort for the month of March 2015 to

Officer Sean Sylvester

Aside from doing his normal full-time job, Sean does so much more. Here is a sampling:

Sean collaborated with Traffic and Parking Director Suzanne Rinfret to develop and implement a remote school drop-off and pick-up zone to both promote youth-exercise and alleviate traffic congestion in and around the school buildings during the busiest times of the day.

Sean made it a point to go and visit seven surrounding communities, working with the safety officers in those communities, to compile data that could be used in negotiations with the crossing guard’s union to benefit the city and  to enhance the performance of Somerville’s crossing guards.

Sean used research and data to present a well-planned and thought-out PowerPoint presentation which ultimately led to obtaining uniforms for crossing guards resulting in a concomitant reduction in both sick time and citizen complaints.  

Sean maintained his connection with the Winter Hill Community School from years ago as their NPO, and consistently found the time to participate in Career Day where he acted as a role model to all of the students.

Sean took the initiative to attend background investigation school, and has assisted with departmental background checks for potential new hires.

Finally, aside from his assigned-duties of supervising the crossing guards, investigating hit-and-run crashes, assisting Officer Gilberti in traffic data entry, performing selective traffic enforcement, making himself available to assist with funeral escorts, Sean volunteers for virtually everything to make the Department, and the Traffic Bureau, function efficiently and look good. His actions and behavior go beyond the call of duty.

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David Fallon, Chief of Police

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Missing Person Alert - Kayla Scott

UPDATED 3/27:  KAYLA SCOTT HAS BEEN LOCATED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED GET THE WORD OUT.

KAYLA BULLETIN

 

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY FOR FEBRUARY, 2015

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AWARD

is presented for outstanding dedication and effort for the month of February 2015 to

Det. Shannon Dottin

Detective Shannon (Shaye) Dottin has been serving the citizens of Somerville, as a police officer, for 20 years.  Since 2007, Shaye has been assigned to the position of detective clerk.  As the detective clerk, she consistently carries the heaviest caseload –more than double of that of most detectives.  These cases are usually those involving financial/identity fraud that require a specific skill-set and interaction with numerous other agencies, both local and federal.  In 2014, Detective Dottin was assigned 170 cases and filed over 120 corresponding NIBRS reports.  Shaye manages this caseload while also assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Detective Bureau. 

The list of various responsibilities that Shaye juggles is truly impressive.  In addition to assisting the Detective Bureau, Shaye is a resource often used by officers assigned to the patrol division.  She cares about the people with whom she interacts, and typifies what we strive to accomplish in service to the public.

Shaye is not only an integral part of the Detective Bureau, but also her work ethic, dedication, and initiative; contribute to the successful operations of the Department as a whole.  Shaye’s dedication to citizens of Somerville, her fellow officers, and the victims she represents goes truly beyond the call of duty.

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David Fallon, Chief of Police

 
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