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Chief Julie Flaherty has announced the academy graduation of the four newest officers of the Arlington Police Department.

From left in photo, officers Mary Pieroni, Brandon Whalen, Brandon McNulty and Shannon Curran graduated from the Plymouth Police Academy 70th Recruit Class during a ceremony on Friday, July 23.

"I'd like to congratulate them on their graduation from the academy," Chief Flaherty said in a July 27 news release, welcoming the four. "These officers have shown their commitment to serving the Arlington community throughout the hiring and training process and I am confident that they will represent this department and community well."

The 20-week academy is a comprehensive training experience and consists of practical and classroom training covering 21st century policing best practices and focusing on the core principles of problem solving, procedural justice, ethical decision making, and fair and impartial policing.

All four officers were sworn in on Monday, July 26, by Assistant Town Clerk Janice Weber:

Officer Pieroni worked as a legal assistant for a law firm in Boston and attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Officer Whalen previously worked as a marketing specialist. He attended the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Officer McNulty previously worked as a manager for a local business. He attended Middlesex Community College.

Officer Curran was a behavioral support specialist for the Arlington Public Schools and attended the University of New Hampshire.

Each officer is paired with an officer to complete 12 weeks of field training. They will be familiarized with APD policies and procedures and will be observed and evaluated by their field training officer throughout the 12-week program.

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This statement was published Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Leah Comins, who works for John Guilfoyle Public Relations, provided the copy.