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Somerville Police Department Certification Ceremony

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Somerville Police Department Receives Certification 

Today is a day to celebrate with the Somerville Police Department. Thirty years ago, the Somerville Police Department set a goal to become certified and accredited. Today, the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, Inc has certified the Somerville Police Department. The SPD will attend the certification ceremony in Dover along with three other police departments will also receive their initial certifications. With joy the SPD would like to thank our sworn and civilian members who through their professionalism and to duty permeates through the ranks from Patrol Officers, civilian clerks, 911 operators, their collective efforts have made this possible. Becoming a certified police department means that the Somerville Police follows best practices, not just statewide but nationwide. 

 

Maritime Training

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Somerville Police Department recently looked to police officers to volunteer to attend Basic Crew Member Training. This training opportunity offered two training sessions at Massport Fire and Boston Police. The BMC training included training on boat handling, docking, deck work, and basic navigation. These programs help provide the Department's officers become better prepared to act confidently and correctly in any given situation. While also fulfilling Officer's interest in the program.
 

BTCOD March 17 2017

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Today, March 17, 2017 Chris Wendt is awarded the Beyond the Call of Duty Award. 

Chris has been an invaluable part in changing the landscape and culture of the Somerville Police Departments. His fingerprints are on just about every new initiative. He was instrumental in the push for, and implementation of, the Commanders Patrol Book.

His technical savvy and analytic skills have turned our biweekly-CrimeStat meetings into events that other police chiefs attend to learn “how to do it,” as evidenced when the chief and command staff from the New Bedford Police Department attended a recent CrimeStat meeting.

Currently, Chris is spearheading the effort to implement a new software package so that procedures in investigating cases in the CID can be standardized and tracked. In addition, he suggested we use the same software to track awards given to officers, so that when an officer receives a Life-Saving Award, we will know if it is the first time the officer has been recognized for saving a life, or if it has occurred in the past.

Day and night, whether Chris is on-duty or not, he sends out BOLOs to warn officers of impending danger. Today, March 14, 2017, it is snowing; a blizzard is coming, and all non-sworn personnel have been given the day off. Chris just sent out the daily crime bulletin.

Chris is a tremendous asset to the Department. He does his job---not for recognition--but because he cares. For these reasons, and countless more not listed, Chris is hereby awarded the Department's Beyond the Call of Duty Award.

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