The Cambridge Police Department announced that 22 new police officers graduated today from the third Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy class following a special graduation ceremony that was held this morning on the Northeastern campus. The graduating officers will join their respective departments after successfully completing training, which started on Monday, January 18, 2021.
The new Officers represented six different departments from the greater Boston area. In addition to the Cambridge and Northeastern Police Departments, the other participating agencies were the Hudson, Medford, Newton and Salem Police Departments.
The third class, one of the most diverse classes in recent history, includes 10 new Cambridge Police Officers.
- Six of the 10 graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS), while seven of the Officers grew up in the City of Cambridge.
- Six of the 10 Officers are Black or Hispanic.
- Four of the 10 Officers are women.
- Officer Carlos Aquino-Navarro was a participant in the Cambridge Police Cadet Program; he was the second Cadet to graduate from the Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy.
- Officer Marcus Collins was a Summer Intern at the Cambridge Police Youth Police Academy.
- Officer Delaney Albert and Trod Harold, Jr. are children of Cambridge Police Officers. Officer Sean Dillon is the brother of a Cambridge Police Officer and Cambridge Firefighter.
- Officer Jacqueline Moz was previously a Suffolk County Sheriff’s Corrections Officer.
- Officers Dillon and Collins both played athletics collegiately at Westfield State University.
- Officer Harold, Jr. was the Class Leader.
- Officer Albert secured the Academic Achievement Award.
- Officer Aquino-Navarro was presented with the Emergency Vehicle Operations Award.
- Officer Dillon was recognized with the Physical Fitness Award.
The Cambridge – Northeastern Police Academy is a Massachusetts Police Training Council (MPTC) certified training academy for new student officers. All elements of the Academy experience are aligned with the four pillars of procedural justice: fairness, voice, transparency, and impartiality. Recruits learn that policing is a “people business” and that their success as officers will depend in great part on their ability to listen to and talk with the community members whom they encounter. A key element of the training is the focus on experiential learning by having officers engage in scenario-based activities and community outreach.
For pictures from today’s virtual graduation, please visit www.facebook.com/CambridgePolice.