The Support Services Division of the Everett Police Department is responsible for a variety of functions that support the daily operations of the Department. These functions include professional standards and policy development, training, volunteer and intern coordination, public information, court liaison, off duty assignments, records management, animal control, police matrons, and building/facility/equipment management services. The division is comprised of five sworn officers and six civilian personnel.
The Professional Standards Unit is responsible for managing the in-service training requirements as well as the professional development and other training requirements for veteran officers. For new hires the unit oversees the development and implementation of the field training program for all new sworn officers. In addition, the unit manages the volunteer and intern program for the department.
The sworn members of the department completed over 8,000 hours of in-service and professional development training in 2014. All sworn members completed annual in-service training in First Aid, CPR/AED, Legal Issues, Use of Force, Weapons Qualification, Work Place Violence and Harassment Prevention, and topics selected by the Chief of Police and the Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) as areas of special emphasis.
The Public Information Office (PIO) is the central location for all press contacts, media requests and point of contact for members of the community seeking information from or about the department. The PIO routinely updates the media and the community on department activities including “breaking news” stories as they occur. The PIO is responsible for the site content on the department’s web site as well as coordinating its social media feeds.
The Court Liaison Officer (CLO) for the department interacts on a daily basis with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the court’s various departments, such as the clerk and probation. The CLO reviews all reports submitted by the department’s officers ranging from arrest or warrants to criminal complaints. Additionally, the CLO is responsible for the scheduling and appearance of officers in the commonwealth’s various courts.
Support Services: Captain Paul Landry
Professional Standards: Lieutenant Fank Hoenig
Assignments & Details: Sergeant Stephen Bova